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Monument Number 204910

Hob Uid: 204910
Location :
Bath and North East Somerset
St. Catherine
Grid Ref : ST7626070270
Summary : A group of five Bowl barrows in Tumpy Field were excavated before destruction. The barrows contained primary cremations one of which was accompanied by a shale bead and ring. Roman coins and pottery were present as well as secondary inhumations. A Neolithic pit with pottery and flints was also found.
More information : [ST 7626 7027 sited from plan]

A group of five round barrows in Tumpy Field, Charmy Down, were
excavated before their destruction in 1940. Four of them were
confluent forming a composite mound 150 ft. long.

Barrow 3, the most westerly, contained a cremation, shale bead
and ring of shale. Barrow 4, the third from the west and 5,
between 3 and 4, each contained a cremation. Barrow 6 at the
east end contained a probable cremation in a cist, several
3rd/4th cent. Roman coins and R.B. pottery, also some I.A or
Saxon pottery and late Roman or post Roman secondary inhumations.
Barrow 7 a few feet to S.E. was too badly damaged to assess.

A circular pit 8 ft. west of No. 3 produced Ne. A. pottery,
flints suggesting a working floor, and animal bones. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Excavations on defence sites, 1939-1945. 1 : mainly Neolithic - Bronze Age
Source details : (W.F. Grimes)
Page(s) : 214-23
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : no.3 - 1960

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Pit
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit, Find
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Bowl Barrow
Evidence : Destroyed Monument, Find
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Inhumation
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Neolithic
Component Monument Type : Pit
Object Type : VESSEL, LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Object Material : Pottery
Period : Bronze Age
Component Monument Type : Bowl Barrow
Object Type : BEAD, RING
Object Material : Shale
Period : Iron Age
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Inhumation
Object Type : COIN, VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Avon)
External Cross Reference Number : 2042
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Avon)
External Cross Reference Number : 2040
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Avon)
External Cross Reference Number : 2352
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 77 SE 14
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, BARROW, (ST CATHERINE 5)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1822-01-01
End Date : 1822-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BARROW, (ST CATHERINE 1)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1940-01-01
End Date : 1940-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BARROW, (ST CATHERINE 2)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1940-01-01
End Date : 1940-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BARROW, (ST CATHERINE 3)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1940-01-01
End Date : 1940-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BARROW, (ST CATHERINE 4)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1940-01-01
End Date : 1940-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BARROW, (ST CATHERINE 5)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1940-01-01
End Date : 1940-12-31