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Knowlton Circles Barrow Group

Hob Uid: 213816
Location :
Dorset
Woodlands
Grid Ref : SU0240010190
Summary : A group of ten Bronze Age round barrows now a mix of standing and levelled earthworks. These are part of a barrow group, situated north of the South Circle and around the Centre Circle of Knowlton Circles. The barrows have been mapped from aerial photographs by EH's Knowlton Circles Project.
More information : (SU 02401019) Tumulus (NR) (1)

Barrows (39-49) lie N. of the South Circle and around the Centre
Circle (cf. plan p. 114).

(39) Barrow (02301013), levelled by ploughing, has two concentric ditches; overall diam. about 100 ft.

(40) Barrow (02291023), immediately S.W. of Lumber Lane, has been levelled by ploughing; diam. about 70 ft.

(41) Barrow (02311031); diam. about 55 ft.

(42) Bowl (02401019); diam. 75 ft., ht. 1 1/2 ft.

(43) Barrow (02591015), flattened by ploughing; diam. about 40 ft.

(44) Barrow (02621010), levelled by ploughing; diam. about 45 ft.

(45) Barrow (02651011), levelled by ploughing; diam. about 45 ft.

(47) Barrow (02661026), is crossed on the E. side by the road from Cranborne to Wimborne Minster; diam. about 60 ft.

(48) Barrow (02421036), flattened by ploughing, has two concentric ditches; diam. overall about 80 ft.

(49) Barrow (02511042), levelled by ploughing; diam. about 90 ft. (2)

(The structure of this record has changed from that shown on the record card, this is now a child record to SU 01 SW 105)

Group of round barrows. Scheduling amended. (3)

The barrows described by authority 2 have been mapped from aerial photographs been mapped by EH's Knowlton Circles Project. It was possible, during that survey, to identify the location and details of the barrows with greater accuracy:
(39) SU 0232 1014. Defined by two concentric ditches; the outer ditch is 28m in diameter, the inner ditch is 17.5m in diameter, and there is a central pit.
(40) SU 0228 1022. Defined by a single circular ditch 27.1m in diameter, with traces of a central mound 13.5m in diameter.
(41) SU 0230 1031. Defined by a single circular ditch 17.3m in diameter.
(42) SU 0239 1018. A central mound surrounded by three ditches; the outer ditch is 44m in diameter, the middle ditch 34.7m in diameter, the inner ditch and mound 24.9m in diameter.
(43) This mound was not identified.
(44) SU 0261 1009. Defined by a single circular ditch 16.7m in diameter.
(45) SU 0265 1011. Defined by a single circular ditch 13.7m in diameter.
(47) SU 0265 1025. Defined by three ditches; the outer ditch 27.8m in diameter, the middle ditch 20.8m in diameter, the inner ditch 16.2m in diameter.
(48) SU 0240 1037. Defined by two concentric ditches; the outer ditch is 24m in diameter, the inner ditch is 12.2m in diameter.
(49) SU 0251 1041. Defined by a single circular ditch 33.6m in diameter, with traces of an off-centre oval mound 14.3m x 10.7m. (4-5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : An inventory of historical monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume five : east Dorset
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Page(s) : 116
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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 0210/6-7 (NMR 290/107-8) 26-JUN-1970
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 0210/72, 74, 78 (NMR15314/09,11,15) 13-JUL-1995
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Round Barrow, Barrow Cemetery
Evidence : Earthwork, Levelled Earthwork, Cropmark

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 18
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Dorset)
External Cross Reference Number : 17
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35209
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1020580
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 01 SW 43
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, GREAT BARROW, KNOWLTON CIRCLES
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1958-01-01
End Date : 1958-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, KNOWLTON CIRCLES
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1995-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: KNOWLTON, DORSET
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2000-11-27
End Date : 2001-02-09