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Amesbury 48a (Grinsell)

Hob Uid: 219507
Location :
Wiltshire
Amesbury
Grid Ref : SU1165042650
Summary : A possible Bronze Age bowl barrow 30 paces (c 90 feet) in diameter; part of the Cursus barrow cemetery (Monument Number 219681). It was discovered by R S Newell and Grinsell confirmed it (Amesbury 48a) was visible on an aerial photograph, presumably as a crop mark as nothing is visible on the ground at the recorded location. No photograph reference was quoted nor any feature recorded at this location by English Heritage's Stonehenge WHS Mapping Project or Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project. This record may be duplicated by Amesbury 115 (Monument Number 1119671), a nearby causewayed ring ditch, although the marks observed could be 20th century cultivation marks.
More information : SU 11664265. Listed as Amesbury 48a; a bowl barrow 30 paces (circa 90 ft) in diameter found by R.S Newell. (1)

There are no visible remains of a barrow in this area. (2)

This location falls within the area mapped from aerial photographs by both RCHME's Salisbury Plain Training Area NMP and EH's Stonehenge WHS Mapping Project. The presence of a barrow was not confirmed by either survey. (4)

This area was surveyed in April 2009 as part of the Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project but no earthworks relating to the monument referred to above (1-4) were recorded. No photographic reference was quoted by Grinsell (see source 1) and it is possible that the site was duplicated as Amesbury 115 by the RCHME (Monument Number 1119671) , and that the marks observed are 20th-century cultivation marks. (5-7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : A history of Wiltshire: volume 1, part 1
Source details : LV Grinsell: Archaeological Gazetteer
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 21-JAN-71
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Source : Archaeological assessment of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site and its surrounding landscape
Source details : Record number 566
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Source Number : 4
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : English Heritage: Stonehenge WHS Mapping Project
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Sharon Bishop/27-MAY-2010/English Heritage: Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project
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Source Number : 6
Source : Stonehenge and its environs: monuments and land use
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Source Number : 7
Source : Research Department Report Series
Source details : Amadio, L & Bishop, S 'The Cursus Barrows and surrounding area.' Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project. Archaeological Survey Report. RDRS 85/2010. Swindon: English Heritage.
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Vol(s) : 85-2010

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Bowl Barrow, Round Barrow
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 20th Century
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Cultivation Marks
Evidence : Cropmark

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SU14SW740
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 14 SW 29
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1119671
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 14 SW 29
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-01-21
End Date : 1971-01-21
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: SALISBURY PLAIN TRAINING AREA NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1994-12-01
End Date : 1995-08-01
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: STONEHENGE WHS MAPPING PROJECT NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2001-02-01
End Date : 2001-07-01
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: STONEHENGE WHS LANDSCAPE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31