Barrow 1/4 mile (400m) NW of Willoughby Hedge


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Bronze Age

Data Source

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County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council


West Knoyle

Parliamentary Constituency

South West Wiltshire

Grid Reference

SJ866866 (386611, 133739)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1023, -2.19125

Nearest Postcode

BA12 6AQ

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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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