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Monument Number 1461989

Hob Uid: 1461989
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Alton
Grid Ref : SU1157163769
Summary : A Bronze Age bell barrow, part of a barrow group, situated to the southwest of Knap Cottage on Walkers Hill. The barrow was designated as Alton 16 by Grinsell (1957) and visible as an earthwork 24 metres in diameter and 2 metres high. No traces of the barrow ditch are visible. It is is the most northern of the barrow group and is connected to another bell barrow (Monument HOB UID 1461996) by a Medieval pillow mound (Monument HOB UID 1461987).
More information : (NB. This monument was previously recorded as part of Monument HOB UID 221097 - SU 16 SW 8. Please see this record for any additional information.)

(Barrow A; SU 1157 6376) Tumulus (NR) (1)

On Walker's Hill - Alton 16 (Barrow A); A bell barrow, 75 x 6 1/2 feet berm 15 ft ditch ploughed away. Is connected to Barrow C, (Monument HOB UID 1461996) by a bank (2) described by Crawford as a Pillow Mound (see Monument HOB UID 1461987)(3).

SU 1157 6376; Alton 16; a bell barrow 40 metres overall diameter with its mound up to 2.6 metres high above a 0.4 metre deep ditch, and a raised berm on average 3 metres wide.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. (4)

The two Bronze Age bell barrows and the bowl barrow, and the Medieval or Post Medieval pillow mound, described by the previous authority have been mapped from aerial photographs. (5)

A bell barrow, part of a barrow group comprising three round barrows on Walkers Hill. The barrow is the most northern of the group and survives to a height of 2 metres and has a diameter of 24 metres. No traces of the barrow ditch survive. The barrow is connected to the other bell barrow (Monument HOB UID 1461996) by a Medieval pillow mound (Monument HOB UID 1461987).


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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Source : A history of Wiltshire: volume 1, part 1
Source details : L V Grinsell
Page(s) : 149, 206
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Source Number : 3
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Rec 6" (O G S Crawford)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 16-JUL-1974
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : MNR SU1163/26-28 (4812/8-60) 19-MAR-1993
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 17-Jan-91
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Source : SU 16 SW 8 (1974)/Antiquity Model
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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 : Bell Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 201
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 12192
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 16 SW 194
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 221097
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461996
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461987
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 16 SW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-07-16
End Date : 1974-07-16
Associated Activities : RCHME: AVEBURY WORLD HERITAGE SITE PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-08-01
End Date : 1998-12-01