Two Bowl Barrows on Conygar Hill


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Bronze Age
Contracted Inhumation

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

West Dorset District Council


Winterborne Herringston

Parliamentary Constituency

West Dorset

Grid Reference

SJ697697 (369697, 88948)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.6988, -2.42912

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Two bowl barrows aligned east-west on Conygar Hill. The barrows each have a mound composed of earth and chalk, with maximum dimensions of 29 metres and 30 metres in diameter respectively and about 3 metres in height. Each mound is surrounded by a quarry ditch which have become infilled over the years, but each will survive as a buried feature 3 metres wide. The barrows were partially excavated by E Cunnington in the late 19th century. The eastern barrow was found to contain a primary contracted inhumation burial associated with a food vessel and six flint arrowheads. Three secondary cremations associated with a bucket urn lay above a large block of Portland limestone. The western barrow contained an inhumation and cremation burials. The finds are now held in Dorset County Museum. Scheduled.

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