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Milston Down Long Barrows

Long Barrow


Milston Long Barrow (Big)

Monument No. 909108 - Milston 39

Details of Long Barrow on Pastscape

A long barrow orientated east-west with berm and side ditches

SU 21704624; A long barrow (1)
Milston 39: A long barrow orientated east-west with a berm and side ditches. Length 160ft, width 70ft, height 7ft. Visible on APs (2-3)
SU 21714625; long barrow re-surveyed at 1:2500. (4)
Originally recorded as Milston 39 by Goddard (5), additional description by Cunnington. (6)
Oriented ENE-WSW, this mound is 48m long and a maximum of 18m wide, inclusive of a berm or raised platform on which the mound appears to have been placed. The maximum height is 2.5m reducing to to 1m. Two flanking, slightly curving side ditches are present. Surveyed at 1:500 by RCHME field staff as part of the SPTA Project (see project archive for further details).(7)

(1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" Prov. 1961
(2) General reference VCH Wilts 1 1957, 142 (L.V Grinsell)
(3) General reference Crawford AP 1080, 965
(4) Field Investigators Comments F1 MJF 01-MAR-1971
(5) General reference Wilts Archaeol. Natur. Mag. 38. 1913-14, 291 (E.H Goddard)
(6) General reference Wilts Archaeol. Natur. Mag. 38, 1913-14, 395 (M.E Cunnington)
Chance Posted by Chance
7th August 2012ce

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