Two Bowl Barrows and a Pond Barrow, 720m and 760m Ne of Wood Farm

Wiltshire

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Tagged With

Bronze Age
Cist

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council

Parish

Mere

Parliamentary Constituency

South West Wiltshire

Grid Reference

SJ808808 (380829, 134251)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1067, -2.27386

Nearest Postcode

BA12 6HR

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Notes

The monument includes two bowl barrows and a pond barrow. The barrows, which are aligned north-south, lie on a south west facing spur 720 metres and 760 metres north east of Wood Farm. The southern bowl barrow has a mound, 12 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres high. A backfilled trench running north west-south east across the mound, 8.5 metres long and 1 metre wide, is most probably the site of the early 19th century excavation by Sir Robert Colt Hoare, who recorded a primary cist with fragments of a large urn. The second bowl barrow lies 34 metres to the north. This has a mound, 11 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high, in the centre of which is a small hollow. Each of the bowl barrow mounds is surrounded by a quarry ditch, visible at least in part as a depression 2 metres wide, from which material was excavated during its construction. The pond barrow, which lies 10 metres to the south west of the southern barrow, has a hollow central area, 7 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres deep, surrounded by a bank, 3.5 metres wide and 0.10 metres high. Scheduled.

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