Two Platform Barrows and a Bowl Barrow 440m South of Greenway Cottages
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County Council (Unitary)
West Berkshire Council
SE399399 (439906, 180423)
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Three round barrows excavated in 1933 are visible on aerial photographs. Two of the barrows each consisted of a deep circular ditch with the spoil thrown up to form rings of rubble inside. No internments were found in either barow but one contained a pit near the centre and an undated cremation in the chalk ring. Finds included Iron Age and Romano-British pottery. The third barrow appeared to be a `scraped together' barrow and two empty pits were found beneath the barrow and a secondary inhumation, possibly Saxon, was found across the ditch. Finds from this barrow included Early or Middle Bronze Age pottery and Iron Age and Romano-British pottery. The excavators surmised that the scraped together barrow was probably Bronze Age and that the two other barrows may have been erected as early as 400 BC but were more likely to be constructed in the early Christian era.
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