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Oldhat Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Details of site on Pastscape

A round barrow recorded as a bowl barrow by Grinsell, may have originally been a ditched bell barrow.

(SU 20275684) Oldhat Barrow (Tumulus) (NR) (1)
A large round barrow overgrown with elders. "Signs of habitation within kerb".(2)
Collingbourne Kingston 29, a large bowl barrow. "Oldhat Barrow", but in AD 921 'Brad beorh' and 'Three Knightes burrowe' in 1591.(3)
Old Hat Barrow is identical in site with (on) bradenbeorg of the Saxon charter of AD 921. 'Wide barrow', v brad,beorg. It is
'Three Knightes Burrow' on a map of 1591, perhaps from three parishes meeting here.(4)
A ditched round barrow, heavily overgrown but 4.2 metres high with 1.0 metre deep ditch. The top has been mutilated. Still known as 'Oldhat Barrow'. Published survey 1:2500 Revised.(5)
Originally recorded as Everleigh 7 by Goddard.(6)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1926
( 2) General reference - Rec 6" (OGS Crawford undated)
( 3) General reference - VCH Wilts 1 pt 1 1957 169 (L.V Grinsell)
( 4) General reference - EPNS 16 Wilts 1939 343 (Gover Mawer & Stenton)
( 5) Field Investigators Comments - F1 MJF 29-JUN-72
(6) General reference - Wilts. Archaeol. Natur. Hist. Mag. 38. 1913-14. 253 (E.H Goddard)
Chance Posted by Chance
15th January 2012ce

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