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Kitchen Barrow

Hob Uid: 216001
Location :
Wiltshire
Bishops Cannings
Grid Ref : SU0668064790
Summary : Neolithic long barrow on Kitchen Barrow Hill, listed by Grinsell as Bishops Cannings 44. The barrow is extant as an earthwork mound 34 metres long, 18 metres wide and up to 2.7 metres high. The side ditches are 8 metres wide and up to 40 cm deep. Grinsell referred to a sarsen protruding from the north east end, but this can no longer be seen. 5 sherds of Roman pottery found on the surface are in Devizes Museum. The long barrow has also been recorded on aerial photographs.
More information : (SU 06686480) Kitchen Barrow (NAT) Long Barrow (NR). (1)

On Kitchen Barrow Hill - Bishops Cannings 44: long barrow
orientated NE/SW, 106 ft by 70 ft by 7 1/2 ft. Side ditches curve
slightly inwards at NE end, near which large sarsen protrudes from
the mound (2).

SU 06686480 The long barrow, 34.0m NE-SW by 18.0m is up to 2.7m high
above the side ditches which are 8.0m wide and 0.4m deep. The
barrow, situated on the end of NE-SW ridge, is well preserved
except for a modern depression at its NE end. The sarsen noted by
Grinsell cannot now be located.

Published survey 25" revised. (3)

SU 066648. Five sherds of ? Romano-British coarse pottery were
found on the surface at Kitchen Barrow, and presented to Devizes
Museum by J Pile. (Acc No 43 1970). (4)

The Neolithic long barrow described by the previous authorities has
been mapped from aerial photographs. (5-6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Source Number : 2
Source : A history of Wiltshire: volume 1, part 1
Source details : L Grinsell: Archaeological Gazetteer
Page(s) : 138
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 09-OCT-73
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Source Number : 4
Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
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Page(s) : 198
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Vol(s) : 66, 1971
Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1821 2075-6 04-NOV-1946
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Source Number : 6
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU0664/25 (1751/283) 06-MAY-1980
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Source : SU 06 SE 4 and 38 (1973)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Long Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 101
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 31
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 12168
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 06 SE 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, KITCHEN BARROW
Activity type : EXCAVATION
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 06 SE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1973-10-09
End Date : 1973-10-09
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: AVEBURY WORLD HERITAGE SITE PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-08-01
End Date : 1998-12-01