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Heytesbury Long Barrow

Long Barrow

Also known as:
  • Heytesbury 4
  • MONUMENT NO. 211411

Nearest Town:Warminster (6km W)
OS Ref (GB):   ST92494417 / Sheet: 184
Latitude:51° 11' 46.09" N
Longitude:   2° 6' 26.97" W

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Details of Long Barrow on Pastscape

A long barrow, (Grinsell's Heytesbury 4), a number of inhumations located at the southern end. Human remains noted within a badger hole on the mound

(ST 92494417) Long Barrow (GT) (1)
A long barrow oriented N-S, 160 ft long, 90 ft wide and 6 ft high (2) with side ditches visible on AP's (5). Excavated by Cunnington and Wyndham in 1800 and later, when 'a great many skeletons" were found at the south end. (2-5)
A long barrow at ST92494418, 1.4m high with a broad flat top. The ditches cannot be seen on the ground. Surveyed at 1:2500 (6)
No change; report of 6.11.68. correct. (7)
Fragmentary human bones found in a badger hole, date unknown. Salisbury Museum Acc. No. 1984.12 (8)
Barrow originally recorded as Heytesbury 4 by Goddard (9) Additional description by Cunnington. (10)
Heytesbury 4 (ST30 Kinnes) Mortuary area at southern end with a pit filled with black earth, flint and chalk rubble situated to the north of the inhumations. Covered by black earth, flint, chalk and sarsen. The mound comprises a black earth core capped by chalk rubble. (11)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6", 1961
( 2) General reference VCH Wilts, 1, 1957, 141 (L V Grinsell)
( 3) General reference Anc Hist of S Wilts, 1812, 71H (R C Hoare)
( 4) General reference WAM, 39, 1915-7, 399
( 5) General reference Crawford Collection AP: No 3071, 15.5.33
( 6) Field Investigators Comments F1 ANK 06-NOV-68
( 7) Field Investigators Comments F2 MJF 27-JUN-75
( 8) General reference WAM 80, 1986, 244
( 9) General reference WAM 38, 1913-14 263 (E.H Goddard)
(10) General reference WAM 38, 1913-14, 392-393 (M.E Cunnington)
(11) General reference British Museum Occ. Paper 52:Non Megalithic Longbarrows and Allied Structures in British Neolithic. 1992, 10, 25 (I. Kinnes)
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