HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Historic England research records Result
Historic England research recordsPrintable version | About Historic England research records

Historic England Research Records

Monument Number 1461996

Hob Uid: 1461996
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Alton
Grid Ref : SU1162063700
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 15 by Grinsell (1957) and is visible as an earthwork 24 metres in diameter, 2 metres high and comprises a central mound 9 metres wide, situated on top of a wider flatter mound. No traces of the barrow ditch survive. The barrow is connected to the other bell barrow (Monument HOB UID 1461989) 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 C: (SU 1162 6371) Tumuli (NR). (1)

On Walker's Hill - Barrow C: Alton 15 a bell barrow with raised berm, 39 x 5 feet, berm 24 feet, ? ditch ploughed away. Is connected to Barrow A (Monument HOB UID 1461989) by a bank (2) described by Crawford as a pillow mound (3).

SU 1162 6370; Alton 15; A bell barrow 30 metres in diameter and up to 1.5 metres high, with a raised berm an average 5 metres wide. There is a slight suggestion of an outer ditch on the northwest side.
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 situated to the southeast of the group and survives to a height of 2 metres and has a diameter of 24 metres. It comprises a central mound 9 metres wide, situated on top of a wider flatter mound. No traces of the barrow ditch survive. The barrow is connected to the other bell barrow (Monument HOB UID 1461989) by a Medieval pillow mound (Monument HOB UID 1461987). (6)


Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source : A history of Wiltshire: volume 1, part 1
Source details : L V Grinsell
Page(s) : 149, 206
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 3
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Rec 6" (OGS Crawford)
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 16-JUL-1974
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU1163/26-28 (4812/8-60) 19-MAR-1993
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 17-Jan-91
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number :
Source : SU 16 SW 8 (1974)/Antiquity Model
Source details :
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :

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

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 201
External Cross Reference Notes :
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 195
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 221097
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461989
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