Pair of Bowl Barrows 150m North of the Wansdyke on All Cannings Down

Wiltshire

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Bronze Age
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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council

Parish

Stanton St Bernard

Parliamentary Constituency

Devizes

Grid Reference

SE103103 (410337, 164856)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.3822, -1.85145

Nearest Postcode

SN8 4LU

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Notes

A pair of Bronze Age bowl barrows, aligned north east to south west, on All Cannings Down. They were originally part of a group of three barrows situated close together. The exact location of the third is unknown. The barrow mounds have been reduced by cultivation and now form a single spread of material approximately 16 metres east west and 14 metres north south standing up to 0.2 metres high. However, it is known from aerial photographs that both barrows originally had mounds measuring approximately 12 metres in diameter. These were surrounded by quarry ditches from which material was obtained during their construction. These merged together between the two mounds and will survive as a buried feature approximately 2 metres wide. In the late 19th century two sherds of Beaker pottery and nine sherds of Bronze Age pottery were found on the site of the barrows. These are now in the Devizes Museum. Scheduled.

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