Bell Barrow on Shalcombe Down: 500m South West of Shalcombe Manor

Isle of Wight

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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Isle of Wight Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Isle of Wight

Grid Reference

SE390390 (439022, 85453)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.6669, -1.44778

Nearest Postcode

PO41 0UG

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A Bronze Age Bell barrow situated on Shalcombe Down, 500 metres southwest of Shalcombe Manor. The barrow survives as an earthwork measuring 24 metres north-south by 26 metres east-west and 3 metres high. The berm is 5 metres wide and is enclosed by a ditch which is between 0.7 metres and 1.5 metres deep and up to 7 metres wide. Excavations in 1816 located a primary cremation and a secondary Saxon inhumation accompanied by grave goods of a a brooch, arrowhead and spearhead. The grave goods date the inhumation to the early Saxon period.

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