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Martin's Clump

Long Barrow


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Martin's Farm Neolithic long barrow, two Bronze Age bowl barrows

('A': SU 25053845) Tumulus. (1)
('A') Typical long barrow with well-marked flank-ditches.
('B': SU 25033850) Bowl barrow, found by the author. (2)
('C': SU 25043846) Tumulus at the edge of the short long barrow. (3-5)

'A' - a short long barrow, orientated 18 Mag, 36.0m long, 22.0m wide, with side ditches, 5.0-9.0m wide, c. 1.0m. deep. The barrow is on a SE slope: the maximum height at the S. end is 1.9m, at the N end, 1.4m, being further up the slope.
The ditches are separated at the S end by an apparent causeway, c. 3.0m wide, and do not appear to have extended round the N
end. The mound is badly mutilated by rabbits.
'B' - SU 25013854 - a bowl barrow, 13.0m in average diameter, 0.7m high with a ditch visible all round as a vague unsurveyable depression. Badly mutilated by rabbits.
'C' - a bowl barrow, 7.5m in diameter, 0.2m high, with no visible ditch, the mound touching the ditch of 'A'. (6)
Barrows 'B' and 'C' surveyed at 1:2500 ('B' at SU 2498 3851) Long Barrow 'A' resurveyed at 1:2500. (7)
No change. (8)
Brief description of the long barrow and two round barrows. No additional information. (9)
Long barrow and round barrow 'B' - scheduled. (10)
Now within a military practice area where access is difficult. Probably no change. (11)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1926
( 2) General reference P Hants F C 14 1938-40 10 198 350 (L V Grinsell)
( 3) General reference Pte 6" (Dr J F S Stone, undtd)
( 4) General reference Rec 6" (O G S Crawford 30 6 24)
( 5) General reference Sp 6" Salisbury Plain (O G S Crawford, undtd)
( 6) Field Investigators Comments F1 WW 21-JAN-56
( 7) Field Investigators Comments F2 ASP 05-MAY-65
( 8) Field Investigators Comments F3 CFW 03-MAR-69
( 9) Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England 1979 Long barrows in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Page(s)39
(10) General reference DOE (IAM) List Anc Mons 2 1978 98
(11) Field Investigators Comments F4 JGB 24-SEP-82
Chance Posted by Chance
19th August 2012ce

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