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Monument Number 221097

Hob Uid: 221097
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Alton
Grid Ref : SU1159463735
Summary : A Bronze Age bowl barrow, part of a barrow group southwest of Knap Cottage on Walkers Hill. The barrow was designated as Alton 6 by Grinsell (1957) is situated to the southwest of the group and survives as an earthwork 16 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. No traces of the barrow ditch survive. Excavations by J. Thurnham during the 1850s recorded a previously disturbed cremation and an extended female inhumation which he interpreted as intrusive, presumably early medieval.
More information : For details of monuments which were orignally recorded as part of this record, see Monument HOB UIDs 1461987, 1461989 and 1461996).

Barrow B: (SU 1158 6370) Tumuli (NR) (1)

On Walker's Hill - Alton 6 (B); Bowl barrow, 10 paces x 1 ft, excavated by Thurnam, primary cremation had been previously disturbed; intrusive extended skeleton of woman with infant, thought by Thurnam to be Medieval. (2-3)

SU 1158 6370; Alton 6; This barrow is 25 metres overall diameter with a ditch 0.2 metres deep on all but the east side. The central mound, 0.3 metres high, appears to be separated from the ditch by a vague berm which averages 2 metres wide; probably subsequent mutilation.

Resurveyed at 1:2500. (4)

The two Bronze Age bell barrows and the bowl barrow, and the Medieval or Post Medieval pillow mound, described by the previous authority have been mapped from aerial photographs. (5)

Described as a bell barrow (although all other authorities describe it as a bowl barrow), part of a barrow group comprising three round barrows on Walkers Hill. The barrow is situated to the southwest of the group and is 16 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. No traces of the barrow ditch survive. Excavations by Thurnham recorded a previously disturbed cremation and an intrusive inhumation - possible medieval in date. (6)

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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, 206
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Source Number : 3
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Rec 6" (O G S Crawford)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 16-JUL-74
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU1163/26-28 (4812/8-60) 19-MAR-1993
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Source : SU 16 SW 8 (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, Sub Surface Deposit
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Early Medieval
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date : 410
Monument Type : Extended Inhumation
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 201
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 12192
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 626
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 627
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 628
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 629
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 16 SW 8
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1461989
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461996
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461987
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : WALKERS HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
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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 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-07-16
End Date : 1974-07-16
Associated Activities : RCHME: AVEBURY WORLD HERITAGE SITE PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-08-01
End Date : 1998-12-01