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Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Wiltshire and Swindon Sites and Monument Record Information - Gopher Wood

SMR Number : SU16SW608
Site Name : Gopher Wood
Grid Ref : SU13986393
Parish : Wilcot
Site Type : Bronze Age Disc Barrow
Scheduled Monument : AM035
Finds : Ceramics; Worked animal bone; Worked bronze; Human burial, secondary; Flint

A Bronze Age disc barrow, 33ft by 3ft, excavated in the 19th century by Cunnington

Other barrows in this group include

SU16SW609 - Two bowl barrows, 10 paces by 2ft with traces of a ditch, opened by Cunnington. One had an urn with 2 perforated bone pins; the other a bone pin in a cist but no urn.

SU16SW606 - Three ditched confluent bowl barrows opened by Thurnam in 1863. The western interment was not reached; centre and east contained primary cremations.

SU16SW604 - A ditched bowl barrow, 11 paces by 3ft. B)It was visited by the Ordnance Survey in 1974 - 17.0m by 2.4m with a ditch 0.4m deep in the south side. Barrow is overlain by SU16SW605.

SU16SW605 - Bowl barrow, 10 paces by 3ft. It was visited by the Ordnance Survey in 1974 and found to overlay SU16SW604.

SU16SW607 - A bowl barrow with a smaller bowl barrow overlaying it on the south side
Chance Posted by Chance
19th May 2008ce

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