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Tan Hill (west)

Round Barrow(s)


A group of three bowl barrows and a disc barrow, at the western end of Tan Hill. Pastscape brief description:

Group of three Bronze Age bowl barrows and a disc barrow located to the west of Tan Hill, listed by Grinsell as Bishops Cannings 46, 47, 48 and 94 respectively. No. 46, excavated by Thurnam in the mid-19th century, contained a cremation, possibly primary, with shale beads and pendant plus a faience bead. 47 and 48 were both also examined by Thurnam, who found that they had been previously excavated. However, a flint scraper was found in one of them. The disc barrow appears not to have been excavated. All are extant as damaged earthworks.

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thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
30th May 2011ce
Edited 30th May 2011ce

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