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Round Barrow(s)


23m by 20m and standing some 2m high and dated to the Bronze Age.

Excavated by Thomas Bateman in 1849 whose finds included a limestone cist containing a crouched skeleton interred with a
flint implement. On the cist's capstone was a smaller limestone cist which contained a collared urn containing a cremation burial along with a flint tool and a pot shard.
Bateman discovered a further 3 more similar burials within the barrow itself. A 5th burial consisited of a skeleton which had been
skeleton which had been either burned/defleshed, the long bones being laid parallel to one another whilst still fresh.
Other cremated human remains were found within the barrow including one in an urn.
stubob Posted by stubob
28th July 2006ce
Edited 8th October 2010ce

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