Barrow 1/4 mile (400m) NW of Willoughby Hedge
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County Council (Unitary)
South West Wiltshire
SJ866866 (386611, 133739)
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A Bronze Age bowl barrow, listed by Grinsell as West Knoyle 1, and located north west of Willoughby Hedge. This may be the barrow excavated by William Cunnington in 1803, in which he found a primary cremation covered by a "great pile of flints". The barrow is extant as a mound 15 metres in diameter and 1.6 metres high, with a shallow central depression marking the location of an excavation. There is no surface indication of a ditch. In her gazetter of Anglo-Saxon burial sites, Meaney suggests this barrow as a possible source for the amber and jet beads generally attributed to ST 83 SE 18.
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