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Castle Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Warminster (9km W)
OS Ref (GB):   ST961448 / Sheet: 184
Latitude:51° 12' 6.61" N
Longitude:   2° 3' 20.98" W

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Castle Barrow

Details of Bowl Barrow on Pastscape

Bowl barrow containing a primary cremation

(ST 961 448) Castle Barrow (GT) (1)
Castle Barrow, a bowl barrow, excavated by the Rev. F G Waller some time prior to 1937, when it appears to have been a mound, 33 feet in diameter and less than 3 feet high, surrounded by a ditch 2 1/2 feet deep. The Walker MSS in Devizes Museum indicate that he found a primary cremation burial of a child in a badly crushed BA cinerary Urn. Some of the sherds are in the Museum. (2-3)
Castle Barrow, at ST 96124480, is a bowl barrow 0.7 metres high. There is a trace of a ditch only.
Surveyed at 1:2500 (4) No change; report of 13.3.69. correct. (5)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1961
( 2) General reference VCH Wilts 1 1957 193 (L V Grinsell)
( 3) General reference WAM 48 1937-9 189
( 4) Field Investigators Comments F1 ANK 13-MAR-69
( 5) Field Investigators Comments F2 MJF 19-JUN-75
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