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Monument Number 213498

Hob Uid: 213498
Location :
Dorset
Wimborne St. Giles, Sixpenny Handley and Pentridge
Grid Ref : SU0128017260
Summary : A later Neolithic round barrow located immediately south east of Wor Barrow (SU 01 NW 14). The site was briefly examined by Colt Hoare in the early 19th century and more thoroughly examined by Pitt Rivers in 1894. Prior to the latter's excavtion, the mound appears to have been circa 0.90 metres high, and was surrounded by a ditch 13 metres in diameter, and featuring a causeway on the western side, broadly facing the causeway at the southeastern end of Wor Barrow. Pitt Rivers states that fragments of a skeleton were found at the centre of the barrow lying on a heap of flint nodules. He also refers to a crouched skeleton being found 8.5 feet west of the centre and 1 foot beneath the surface (of the mound, presumably). This was accompanied by a jet slider. Sherds of Mortlake ware were found at the bottom of the ditch and below the mound, while Beaker sherds and Collared Urn sherds were also found. Hoare's excavations were less successful. He cited disturbance to both this and the other nearby round barrow SU 01 NW 13 by a boundary ditch as a reason for the poverty of finds, but he did note fragments of human bones intermixed with soil.
More information : (SU 01281726) Tumulus (NR) (1)

ROUND BARROW
(39) Bowl (01281726), 40 ft. in diameter and 3 ft high, covered a crouched interment, probably primary and accompanied by a belt 'slider' of shale. Fragments of a second skeleton were found near the centre. (Pitt-Rivers, Excavations IV 58-61,140-1). (2)

This is probably the Neolithic round barrow listed by Kinnes as Handley 26 at SU 013 173. This is described as a round barrow comprising of chalk rubble from the penannular quarry ditch with 1 central adult burial, possibly disarticulated, and 1 adult burial to the west accompanied by a jet slider. Mortlake sherds found in the basal ditch fill. (3)

Scheduled. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : An inventory of historical monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume five : east Dorset
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Page(s) : 71
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Source Number : 3
Source : Round barrows and ring-ditches in the British Neolithic
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Page(s) : 17
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Vol(s) : no.7
Source Number : 4
Source : The ancient history of Wiltshire
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Page(s) : 242
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Source Number : 5
Source : Excavations in Cranborne Chase near Rushmore, on the borders of Dorset and Wilts, 1893-1896. Vol.IV : [South Lodge Camp, Rushmore Park; Handley Hill entrenchment; Stone and Bronze Age barrows and camp, Handley, Dorset; Martin Down camp..]
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Page(s) : 58-61, 136-42
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Source Number : 6
Source : Landscape, monuments and society : the prehistory of Cranborne Chase
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 18-Sep-01
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
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Monument Type : Round Barrow, Crouched Inhumation
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit, Earthwork, Find
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Bowl Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Neolithic
Component Monument Type : Round Barrow, Crouched Inhumation
Object Type : STRAP FITTING, VESSEL
Object Material : Jet, Pottery
Period : Bronze Age
Component Monument Type : Bowl Barrow
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35208
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Dorset)
External Cross Reference Number : 39
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 01 NW 15
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 213496
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 213495
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 213497
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, SOUTH OF WOR BARROW
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1896-01-01
End Date : 1896-12-31