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Giant Hill

Hob Uid: 80606
Location :
East Riding of Yorkshire
Swine
Grid Ref : TA1312035830
Summary : 14th-15th century mound surviving as an earthwork.
More information : [TA 13123583] Giant Hill TUMULUS [GT] (1)

Dated to 14th c by W.F Varley (2)

A large flat-topped ditchless mound 3.6m high, with an earthen
ramp forming an integral part of its E. side. Its proportions
suggest a windmill or dovecote mount.

Resurvey at 1/2500. (3)

TA 1312 3583. Giant Hill is 3.5m high, 60m long and 32m wide.
Excavations in 1919 and 1960 proved that it was constructed between
1350 and 1450. Its exact function remains uncertain, though it may
be a lookout for a deer park which is known to have lain to the S
of Swine nunnery (TA 13 NW 1), within whose precinct Giant Hill lies.
Scheduled RSM No 23804. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" NSL
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : YAJ 41, 1963,12.
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ECW 01-OCT-64
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Heritage Scheduling Amendment 8/7/94
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1450
Monument Start Date : 1350
Monument Type : Prospect Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : HU 120b
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Humberside)
External Cross Reference Number : 1535
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 23804
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 13 NW 2
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 80603
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, GIANTS HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1960-01-01
End Date : 1961-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TA 13 NW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-10-01
End Date : 1964-10-01