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Savernake

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Nearest Town:Marlborough (4km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   SU21446591 / Sheet: 174
Latitude:51° 23' 28.61" N
Longitude:   1° 41' 30.57" W

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Details of Clench Common round barrow on Pastscape

(SU 18376458) Tumulus (NR). (1)
At Clench Common - Savernake 5; Bowl barrow, 25 paces x 6 ft, with encircling ditch visible (2). Excavated by B H Cunnington in 1861, when he gave measurements of 52 ft x 11 ft with a ditch 12 ft wide and 3 ft deep. The mound was heavily tree-covered and a section was cut from the east side clean through to the centre: it was unproductive. There had been no disturbance of the mound, which Cunnington now regarded as a doubtful barow. (2-3)
A ditched mound situated in woodland on the S crest of Clench Common. It measures 11.0m in overall diameter by 2.6m high with a 'tail' to the NE (ie facing the prevailing winds) and the remains of an excavation trench on the E side. The mound is covered with trees and scrub and the earthen slopes have a 'fresh' appearance. Possibly a windmill mound though positive identification is uncertain. Re-surveyed at 1:2500. (4)
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Details of Savernake 3 round barrow on Pastscape

('A': SU 21556624 and 'B': SU 21556623) Tumuli (NR). (1)
Savernake 3; bowl barrow, 'B' 14 paces in diameter x 2 1/2ft high. Reported by J W Brooke (a) in 1889, no interment found; many sherds superficially (some found recently by O Meyrick are Iron Age 'C'). One sherd, classified 'LBA or IA' from 'Barrow 2', South Savernake, is in the Ashmolean Passmore Collection: Acc 1955.172. (2-3)
A bowl barrow lying on a woodland valley floor in an area of clay with flints. 'B' measures 14.0m in diameter by 1.0m high. No further finds made. Published survey (25") revised on FSG/PFD. (4)
The Bronze Age bowl barrow surviving as an earthwork (centred at 'B' SU 21556623) described by the previous authorities was mapped and interpreted from a combination of lidar derived imagery and aerial photographs as part of the Savernake Forest NMP project.
Barrow 'A' has now been recorded separately as SU26NW 104. The Iron Age sherds have also been separately recorded as record SU26NW 105. On both the aerial photographs and lidar derived imagery barrow 'B' was seen as a quite indistinct low mound with no obvious ditch. This survey does not add any significant information to what was recorded by the previous authorities who visited the site on the ground. (5)
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Details of Savernake 2 round barrow on Pastscape

SU 21556624 Tumulus (NR). (1)
One of two Bronze Age bowl barrows surviving as earthworks (centred at SU 21556625) was mapped and interpreted from a combination of lidar derived imagery and aerial photographs as part of the Savernake Forest NMP project. Both barrows were previously part of a single record (SU26NW 2) which now refers only to Barrow 'B' . Iron Age sherds found at the time of investigating the barrow on the ground have also been separately recorded as record SU26NW 105. On both the aerial photographs and lidar derived imagery barrow 'A' was seen as a quite indistinct low mound with no obvious ditch. This survey does not add any significant information to what was recorded by the previous authorities who visited the site on the ground. (2)
Savernake 2 ; bowl barrows, 'A' 15 paces in diameter x 2ft high. Reported by J W Brooke (a) in 1889, no interment found; many sherds superficially (some found recently by O Meyrick are Iron Age 'C'). One sherd, classified 'LBA or IA' from 'Barrow 2', South Savernake, is in the Ashmolean Passmore Collection: Acc 1955.172. (3-4)
A bowl barrow lying on a woodland valley floor in an area of clay with flints. Barrow 'A' measures 15.0m in diameter by 0.7m high with a later mutilation on the east side. No further finds made. Published survey (25") revised on FSG/PFD. (5)
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Details of New Road Track round barrow on Pastscape

('A': SU 21556624 and 'B': SU 21556623) Tumuli (NR). (1)
Savernake 3; bowl barrow, 'B' 14 paces in diameter x 2 1/2ft high. Reported by J W Brooke (a) in 1889, no interment found; many sherds superficially (some found recently by O Meyrick are Iron Age 'C'). One sherd, classified 'LBA or IA' from 'Barrow 2', South Savernake, is in the Ashmolean Passmore Collection: Acc 1955.172. (2-3)
A bowl barrow lying on a woodland valley floor in an area of clay with flints. 'B' measures 14.0m in diameter by 1.0m high. No further finds made. Published survey (25") revised on FSG/PFD. (4)
The Bronze Age bowl barrow surviving as an earthwork (centred at 'B' SU 21556623) described by the previous authorities was mapped and interpreted from a combination of lidar derived imagery and aerial photographs as part of the Savernake Forest NMP project. Barrow 'A' has now been recorded separately as SU26NW 104. The Iron Age sherds have also been separately recorded as record SU26NW 105. On both the aerial photographs and lidar derived imagery barrow 'B' was seen as a quite indistinct low mound with no obvious ditch. This survey does not add any significant information to what was recorded by the previous authorities who visited the site on the ground. (5)
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Details of Big Belly Oak round barrow on Pastscape

(SU 21446591) Tumulus (NR). (1) Savernake 4; ditched bowl barrow, 20 paces in diameter by 3 1/2 ft high. (2)
A ditched bowl barrow lying on an eastern slope under mature woodland. It measures 36.0m in overall diameter by 1.2m high with a ditch 0.4m deep. Published survey (25") revised on FSG/PFD. (3)
The Bronze Age ditched bowl barrow described by the previous authorities was mapped and interpreted from lidar derived imagery as part of the Savernake Forest NMP project. The feature appeared as a mound c25m across surrounded by a ditch c4.5m wide and was partially truncated on the south-west edge by a later ditch, possibly a section of trackway recorded separately as part of record SU26NW 227. (4)
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