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Upton Great Barrow

Hob Uid: 211327
Location :
Wiltshire
Upton Lovell
Grid Ref : ST9555042300
Summary : Bell barrow containing a primary cremation accompanied by a necklace of faience, lignite and amber. Animal remains and charcoal also present within the mound
More information : (ST 95554230) Upton Great Barrow (GT) (1)

Upton Great Barrow was described and planned by Hoare and is
identified by Grinsell as a bell-barrow with outer bank, the mound
78 feet in diameter and 10 feet high, with a berm 6 feet wide, now
almost overspread and a ditch 21 feet wide and a foot deep. The bank
is 21 feet wide and six inches high. It was opened by a labourer
digging flints, prior to 1812, who found bones and ashes. Cunnington
dug it and found a shallow grave containing a primary cremation
accompanied by a necklace of faience, lignite and amber beads.
Cunnington made several sections of the mound, finding potsherds,
stag's horns, animal bones and vast quantities of ashes and charred
wood. (2-3)

Upton Great Barrow now has the appearance of a bowl barrow with a
ditch and outer bank; all traces of the berm have disappeared. The
central mound is 2.5 m high, the ditch about 0.8 m deep, and the
surrounding bank 0.2 m high.A short length of the outer bank has
been destroyed by a trackway on the southern side of the barrow.

Published 1:2500 survey revised (4)

No change; report of 26.2.69. correct. (5)

Originally recorded as Upton 1 by Goddard (6)

Necklace present in Devizes Museum DM 354-9 (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : V C H Wilts 1 1957 215 (L V Grinsell)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Ancient Wilts 1. 1812, 76-7 (R. Colt Hoare)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 26-FEB-69
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 26-JUN-75
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : WAM 38, 1913-14 334 (E.H Goddard)
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Neolithic and Bronze Age Antiquities: Devizes Museum. 1964 50, No. 340-2 (F.K Annable, D.D.A Simpson)
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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, Cremation
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Components and Objects:
Period : Bronze Age
Component Monument Type : Bell Barrow, Cremation
Object Type : NECKLACE, ANIMAL REMAINS
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : ST94SE614
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 171
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 12304
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 614
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 94 SE 8
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, UPTON GREAT BARROW
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 94 SE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-02-26
End Date : 1969-02-26
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 94 SE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-06-26
End Date : 1975-06-26