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Details of New Road Track round barrow on Pastscape

('A': SU 21556624 and 'B': SU 21556623) Tumuli (NR). (1)
Savernake 3; bowl barrow, 'B' 14 paces in diameter x 2 1/2ft high. Reported by J W Brooke (a) in 1889, no interment found; many sherds superficially (some found recently by O Meyrick are Iron Age 'C'). One sherd, classified 'LBA or IA' from 'Barrow 2', South Savernake, is in the Ashmolean Passmore Collection: Acc 1955.172. (2-3)
A bowl barrow lying on a woodland valley floor in an area of clay with flints. 'B' measures 14.0m in diameter by 1.0m high. No further finds made. Published survey (25") revised on FSG/PFD. (4)
The Bronze Age bowl barrow surviving as an earthwork (centred at 'B' SU 21556623) described by the previous authorities was mapped and interpreted from a combination of lidar derived imagery and aerial photographs as part of the Savernake Forest NMP project. Barrow 'A' has now been recorded separately as SU26NW 104. The Iron Age sherds have also been separately recorded as record SU26NW 105. On both the aerial photographs and lidar derived imagery barrow 'B' was seen as a quite indistinct low mound with no obvious ditch. This survey does not add any significant information to what was recorded by the previous authorities who visited the site on the ground. (5)
Chance Posted by Chance
25th July 2015ce
Edited 29th July 2015ce

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