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Pewitt Farm Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


A tumulus near Pewit Farm, Lockinge, which is encroached upon
the south by the Ridgeway, was excavated by Stuart Piggott in

The barrow, more than half of which had been removed to within
a foot of the surface by the farmer, was found to be of
bell-type with the mound c. 44 ft. in diam. and the ditch c. 90
ft. in diameter.

Early-Middle Bronze Age sherds were found in the mound some
being of such a nature as to suggest that they were scooped-up
material from a hut floor or occupation site and not purely
funerary. There was a central oval grave, 5 by 3 by 3 feet
deep, which appears to have been plank-lined, and which
contained a cremation accompanied by a bronze awl and bronze
rivetted dagger which suggest transitional Early-Mid Bronze Age
ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
12th May 2009ce

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