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Robin Hoods Butts

Hob Uid: 109244
Location :
Shropshire
Shropshire
All Stretton
Grid Ref : SO4302096550
Summary : Two Bronze Age bowl barrows, one crossed by a field boundary of possible prehistoric origin. Both survive as plough damaged earthworks.
More information : ('A' SO 43069661 & 'B' 43029655) Robin Hood's Butts
(NAT) Tumuli (NR). (1)

Two tumuli on Duckley Nap are known as "Robin Hood's Butts". The more
northerly is a low mound about 66ft in diameter with a slightly
flattened top. The other, which lies some 80yds south of the last
is almost on the line of an old worn-down bank. It is about 130ft
in diameter and has a bern running round it about half-way up, which
gives the appearance of a small mound placed on the flat top of a
larger one. (2)

The SW mound was opened circa 1840, but nothing was found. (3)

'A'. Round barrow, 23.0m in diameter, 1.5m in height. Ditch on NE,
4.0m in width, 0.3m maximum depth. Flat-topped mound, apparently
undisturbed, under heather.

'B'. Large round barrow, 37.0m in diameter, 3.4m in height. Berm
half-way up slope of mound on W and S sides, up to 4.0m in width to
the SW. No traces of a ditch. Small crater at centre of mound,
and fieldbank with wire fence across NE side. Under heather.

Published 1:2500 survey revised. (4)

SO 430966. Robin Hood's Butts, round barrows, All Stretton.
Scheduled. (5)

SO 4302 9655. Bowl barrow and section of boundary bank on Duckley Nap, 500m east of Wildmoor Pool. Scheduled RSM 19094. The overall appearance is of a smaller upper mound 18.5m in diameter surmounting a flat topped lower mound 35.5m in diameter, standing to a height of 4.2m. It is classified as a stepped bowl barrow and is a good example of this unusual class of round barrow. The north-eastern edge of the lower mound is crossed by a field boundary bank of stone and earth construction which appears to be of considerable age. The section where it crosses the barrow is included in the scheduling. The surrounding ditch has become infilled but survives as a buried feature some 2.5m wide.

SO 4306 9661. Bowl barrow, 540m east of Wildmoor Pool. Scheduled RSM 19095. The surrounding ditch has become largely infilled but can be traced as a slight earthwork 4m wide and 0.3m deep around the north-east side of the mound. (6)

The barrows described by the previous authorities were seen on
aerial photographs and mapped as part of the Marches Uplands NMP.
(7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Church Stretton 3 1904 35 37 & Map Nos 1 & 2 (E S Cobbold)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Pte 6" (L F Chitty 1949)
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Salopia Antiqua 100 (Hartshorne)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 28-NOV-72
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) Ams Eng 3 1978 85
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Heritage SAM Amendments 21/OCT/1993 & 04/NOV/1993
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Source Number : 7
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106/G/UK/1698 1159-60 27-AUG-1946
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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 : Bowl Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric
Display Date : Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -500000
Monument Type : Field Boundary
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 19095
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 19094
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : Salop 50
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Shropshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 193
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Shropshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 194
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : MU.37.1
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 49 NW 23
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : ROBIN HOOD'S BUTTS
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1840-01-01
End Date : 1849-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SO 49 NW 22
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-11-28
End Date : 1972-11-28
Associated Activities : RCHME: MARCHES UPLANDS NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31