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Monument Number 221094

Hob Uid: 221094
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Alton
Grid Ref : SU1134363772
Summary : Three Bronze Age bowl barrows on Walker's Hill, listed by Grinsell as Alton 2, 3 & 4. 2 and 4 were both excavated by Thurnam in the 1850s, who reported finding "marks of interment after cremation" only. All three are still extant as earthwork mounds, Alton 3 with traces of a surrounding ditch.
More information : (A: SU 1133 6379) (B: SU 1134 6377) (C: SU 1133 6375)
Tumuli (NR). (1)

On Walker's Hill - Alton 2 (A); Bowl barrow, 20 paces x 3 ft and
Alton 4 (C); bowl barrow, 12 paces x 2 ft, (2) both excavated by
Thurnam during 1853-7 who found " marks of cremation only" (3).
Alton 3 (B); bowl barrow, 10 paces x 1 1/2 ft with flattish top and
visible ditch (2). (2-3)

SU 1134 6379: Alton 2; a bowl barrow 24 m diameter and 1.1 m high.
No trace of a ditch.

SU 1134 6376: Alton 3; A bowl barrow 15 m overall diameter and
0.6 m high above a 0.2 m deep ditch.

SU 1134 6375: Alton 4; A bowl barrow 16.0 m diameter and 0.8 m
high. No trace of a ditch. Published Survey 25" revised. (4)

The three Bronze Age bowl barrows described by the previous
authorities have been mapped from aerial photographs. (5)

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) : 149
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Source Number : 3
Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
Source details : J Thurnam: examination of Barrows on the Downs of North Wiltshire (p325)
Page(s) : 317-336
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Vol(s) : 6, 1859-60
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 17-JUL-74
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : CUCAP (RC-8-C39) 15-NOV-1967
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Source : SU 16 SW 7 (1974)/Antiquity Model
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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 : Bowl Barrow, Cremation
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 620
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 201
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 12187
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 619
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 621
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 16 SW 7
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : WALKERS HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date :
End Date :
Associated Activities : WALKERS HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date :
End Date :
Associated Activities : WALKERS HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1859-01-01
End Date : 1859-12-31
Associated Activities : WALKERS HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1859-01-01
End Date : 1859-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 16 SW 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-07-17
End Date : 1974-07-17
Associated Activities : RCHME: AVEBURY WORLD HERITAGE SITE PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-08-01
End Date : 1998-12-01