Bell Barrow Situated 50m North of Normanton Gorse and 170m South of the A303

Wiltshire

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Early Bronze Age
Inhumation

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council

Parish

Amesbury

Parliamentary Constituency

Salisbury

Grid Reference

SE115115 (411502, 141610)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1731, -1.83545

Nearest Postcode

SP4 7DE

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Notes

A Bronze Age bell barrow located north of Normanton Gorse, and listed by Grinsell as Amesbury 15. Excavated by Colt Hoare in the early 19th century, he found a primary inhumation laid on an elm plank. The interment was accompanied by a bronze dagger in a wooden box, a small bronze knife-dagger, antlers and a pottery vessel described as a 'drinking cup', usually regarded as being a Beaker, though this need not be the case. Traces of three wooden poles were observed extending from the primary interment to the top of the barrow. All the finds except the bronze dagger, which is in Devizes Museum, are lost. The barrow is still extant as an earthwork. Scheduled.

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