Bell Barrow Situated Between Bishop's Cannings Down and Easton Down


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Bronze Age

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English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council


Bishops Cannings

Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE063063 (406275, 166626)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.3981, -1.90979

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A Bronze Age bell barrow listed by Grinsell as Bishop's Cannings 67, excavated by Thurnam in the mid-19th century. He reported finding a few burnt bones, some potsherds and one or two ox teeth. The barrow is now visible as a cropmark on air photographs. It is visible as a ring ditch with a diameter of 18m. A dark circular mark in the centre of the barrow could be the site of a burial pit but may have been caused by Thurnham's excavation. Scheduled.

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