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Milston Down Long Barrows

Long Barrow


Milston Long Barrow (Small)

Details of Long Barrow on Pastscape

Monument No. 223840 - Milston 40

A long barrow orientated east-west, side ditches ploughed out, (Grinsell's Milston 40).

'A' (SU 21694631) (1)
'A' Grinsell's Milston 40. A long barrow orientated E - W with ploughed down side ditches. Length 88ft width 50ft, height 4ft. (2)
'A' SU21694633. Resurveyed at 1:2500. (3)
Originally recorded as Milston 40 by Goddard (4), with an additional description by Cunnington. (5)
This long barrow is positioned 40m N of Milston 39. The mound is 28m long, 14m wide and 1.25m high. It is more rectangular than oval in outline, with a slightly higher central portion 14m x 7m in area. Two flanking side ditches are extant, each 22m in length. Surveyed at 1:500 by RCHME field staff as part of the SPTA Project (see project archive for further details). (6)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" Prov 1961
( 2) General reference VCH Wilts I, 1957, 142 (L.V Grinsell)
( 3) Field Investigators Comments F1 MJF 01-MAR-71
( 4) General reference Wilts Archaeol. Natur. Mag. 38, 1913-14. 291 (E.H Goddard)
( 5) General reference Wilts Archaeol. Natur. Mag. 38, 1913-14. 395 (M.E Cunnington)
( 6) General reference D Field/2-2-95/RCHME;SPTA Project
Chance Posted by Chance
7th August 2012ce

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