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Monument Number 1002033

Hob Uid: 1002033
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Marden
Grid Ref : SU0920057480
Summary : A possible Bronze Age round barrow is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. It is defined by a ring ditch measuring 42m across. It is part of a barrow cemetery and is situated adjacent to a possible mortuary enclosure and close to a possible henge (NMR Monument 1002029). The barrow is situated on a gently sloping N-S aligned spur of land to the south of the river Avon. Other possibly associated monuments in the vicinity include Marden Henge, Hatfield Barrow and another unusual monument (NMR Monuments 215179, 215176,215182) which are to the north west across the river.
More information : A rapid examination of air photography (1a) suggests the presence of a possible group of round barrow sites, of Prehistoric or Roman date, visible as ring ditch cropmarks between Marden and Wilsford House, at:- SU 0916 5739, SU 0916 5744, SU 0920 5748, SU 0921 5743 and SU 0923 5750. All except the first are visible in a field being harrowed and so are not as definite as the first. (1-2)

The barrows described above have been more accurately located and digitally mapped from aerial photographs. The barrow cemetery has been split into separate records for clarity with the northernmost barrow described below. For further details on the four other barrows please see NMR Monument records 1516699, 1516695, 1516693, and 1516690.

A possible Bronze Age round barrow is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, including those in sources 2 and 3. It is defined by a ring ditch measuing 42m across and is centred at SU 0921 5751. The barrow is situated on a gently sloping N-S aligned spur of land to the south of the river Avon.

As well as being part of a barrow cemetery it is situated adjacent to a possible mortuary enclosure (NMR Monument 1516704) and close to a possible henge (NMR Monument 1002029).

Other possibly associated monuments in the vicinity include Marden Henge, Hatfield Barrow and another unusual monument (NMR Monuments 215179, 215176,215182) which are to the north west across the river.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Andrew Miller/14-APR-1993/RCHME: AP Primary Recording Project
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Source Number : 2
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 0957/1 DXL 9302/1 1972 (DOE A8687/1)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : CUCAP BHV 4-6 03-APR-1972
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow, Ring Ditch
Evidence : Cropmark

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SU05NE611
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 05 NE 27
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 215176
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 215179
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 215182
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1002029
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1516693
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1516695
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1516699
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1516704
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : RCHME: AIR PHOTOGRAPH PRIMARY RECORDING PROJECT 1992-1996
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE: MARDEN ENVIRONS VALE OF PEWSEY NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2008-06-01
End Date : 2009-10-01