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Yew Down Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Details of Barrow on Pastscape

Bronze Age bowl barrow 17m in diameter and 0.5m high. Excavations found, Middle Bronze Age cremations and Early Iron Age and Romano-British pottery sherds. Scheduled. The barrow has been ploughed almost level and is visible, as a cropmark of a mound surrounded by a ditch, on aerial photographs.
[SU 42088426] TUMULUS [G.T.]. (1)
A tumulus lying north of the Ridgeway on the boundary of East and West Lockinge [now one parish - Lockinge] was excavated in 1934 revealing the cremated bones of 3 or 4 individuals in a central hole. Probably Middle Bronze Age.
Early Iron Age and Romano-British sherds were recovered from the filling of the ditch. The mound had no berm (2)
Bowl barrow, 14 paces diam., c. 2 1/2 ft. high. (2-3)
This bowl barrow has been ploughed down. It is 0.6 m. high with only a suggestion of a surrounding ditch.
The sherds referred to in 2 are not in the Newbury or Reading Museums.
Published Survey (25") revised. q.v. Lin 57 - SU 4284. (4)
Yew Down round barrow, SU 420842, is scheduled as an Ancient Monument, Oxon No. 201. (5)
Additional reference. (6)
The Bronze Age round barrow, described by the previous authorities, has been ploughed amost level and is visible as a cropmark of a mound surrounded by a ditch and has been mapped from aerial photographs. (7)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1960
( 2) Transactions of the Newbury District Field Club 7, 1934 Page(s)7, 90-3
( 3) Berkshire Archaeological Society The Berkshire archaeological journal (Grinsell) 38, 1936 Page(s)40
( 4) Field Investigators Comments F1 NVQ 17-MAR-64
( 5) English Heritage 1987 County list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments : December 1987 Oxfordshire Page(s)11
( 6) Scheduled Monument Notification 02-DEC-1998
( 7) Vertical aerial photograph reference number FSL 6905 6156-7 (Run 15) 13-MAY-1969 (Berkshire SMR AP's)
Chance Posted by Chance
21st August 2012ce

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