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Old Churchyard

Hob Uid: 621834
Location :
Dorset
Woodlands
Grid Ref : SU0224010370
Summary : An enclosure almost completely levelled by ploughing but extant as a cropmark. The site is part of the cluster of monuments at Knowlton (SU 01 SW 44). Geophysical survey in 1995 by Bournemouth University confirmed that the site comprises a roughly rectangular bank with a sub-circular external ditch of circa 60 metres diameter. An interim report states that there is an entrance in the west side, although the accompanying site plan appears to show one on the north-east, directly facing the northern henge (SU 01 SW 103). No excavation has taken place at the site, but it is generally regarded as being broadly contemporary with the three henges. The enclosure is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, and has been mapped by EH's Knowlton Circles Project.
More information : (SU 02241037) Enclosure known as `Old Churchyard' situated south west of the North Circle. It is a rounded square in plan, 190ft wide, orientated north west- south east. It is bounded by a low bank and an external ditch with indications of an entrance in the south corner. Almost completely destroyed by ploughing. (1)

The 'Old Churchyard'. Enclosure of uncertain origin., measuring about 60 metres in diameter and defined by banks 20 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. Scheduling amended. (3)

The enclosure is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, and has been mapped by EH's Knowlton Circles Project. (4-6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : An inventory of historical monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume five : east Dorset
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Page(s) : 114-5
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Source Number : 2
Source : Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Source details : Burrow, S and J Gale. Survey and Excavation at Knowlton Rings, Woodland Parish, Dorset 1993-5
Page(s) : 131-2
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Vol(s) : 117, 1995
Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 05-JUL-2002
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 0210/7 (NMR 290/108) 26-JUN-1970
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NR SU 0210/78 (NMR 15314/15) 13-JUL-1995
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Source Number : 6
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 0210/65-7 (NMR 15326/05-7) 13-JUL-1995
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Late Neolithic
Display Date : Late Neolithic
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Monument Type : Enclosure, Hengiform Monument
Evidence : Earthwork, Cropmark

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 18d
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35209
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1020580
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 01 SW 81
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 621827
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 621819
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 1409951
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: KNOWLTON, DORSET
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2000-11-27
End Date : 2001-02-09