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Monkton Down

Round Barrow(s)


Details of cemetery on Pastscape

(Centred SU 12007267) Tumuli (NR) Tumulus (NR). (1)

A.SU 12077264. Bowl barrow with hollow centre. Diam. 12 paces; height 2 1/2'. (Winterbourne Monkton 13)
B.SU 12027266. Bowl barrow diam. 16 paces; height 3 1/2'. MBA sherds found by O. Meyrick. (Winterbourne Monkton 14)
C.SU 11997267. Bowl barrow diam 12 paces; height 2'. (Winterbourne Monkton 15)
D.SU 11977269. Bowl barrow diam. 23 paces; height 6'. Surrounded by tree ring. Carelessly excavated in past but no record or date known. Second limited excavation by Passmore in 1921 produced a secondary cremation in large upturned urn. Beaker and MBA sherds found on mound by O Meyrick. (Winterbourne Monkton 16)
E.SU 11949274. Bowl barrow diam 13 paces; height 2 1/2'. Ditched. (Winterbourne Monkton 17). (2-3)

A.SU 12077264. A bowl barrow 12m diameter and 0.6m high. There is a central depression 0.3m deep, but no evidence of a ditch.
B.SU 12027266; A ditchless bowl barrow 21m diameter and 0.8m high. The mound top is mutilated.
C.SU 11997267; A bowl barrow 22m diameter and 0.7m high. The centre is disturbed and uneven. No trace of a ditch.
D.SU 11967269. A ditched bowl barrow 24m diameter and 1.7m high. A modern bank 0.3m high obscures most of the ditch. The mound is extensively damaged.
E. SU 11937274. This barrow can only be traced by the soilmark of a ring ditch, 12m overall diameter in ploughed land.
Published 25" surveys revised. (4)

All five barrows were mapped at 1:10,000 from APs by the Fyfield Down and Overton Down Mapping Project. No additional information was recorded. (5-6)
A central depression was visible in the centre of one of the barrows on lidar and was mapped as part of the Avebury WHS Lidar and NMP Review. (7)
Chance Posted by Chance
18th July 2015ce

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