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Swanborough Tump

Hob Uid: 221166
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Manningford
Grid Ref : SU1304060110
Summary : A low earthern mound, listed by Grinsell as a Bronze Age bowl barrow (Manningford 3). The mound has been identified with the "Swanabeorh" of a charter of 987 AD, the meeting place of Swanborough Hundred. The topographical position of the mound, on level ground, is felt to be untypical of a prehistoric barrow, implying that it may have been constructed as moot or meeting-place during the medieval period.
More information : (SU 13046011) Swanborough Tump (NR) (1)

Swanabeorh, mentioned in the Saxon charters of 987 AD. 'Barrow of
the peasants', v swan, beorh. The meeting place of the Swanborough
Hundred (2), it was said in 1884 that courts used to be held
there within the memory of an old man, who had died a few years
previously, (3). Listed by Grinsell under 'bowl barrows' as
Manningford 3; 18 paces x 3ft (4). (2-4)

Swanborough Tump (name verified) a low disturbed earthen mound
situated on level ground and overgrown with trees. Its
topographical position is not typical of a barrow and its
association Swanborough Hundred probably indicated a manorial
use. Published survey 25" revised. (5)

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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 : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Place Names Society vol 16: Wiltshire, 1939, pp317 320 (Ed Mawer & Stenton)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Rec 6" (O G S Crawford, undtd)
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : H G Tomkins(R Nicholson) Academy 24.5.1884 25 368-9
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Source : A history of Wiltshire: volume 1, part 1
Source details : L Grinsell: Archaeological Gazetteer
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 PAS 19-AUG-74
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Source : SU 16 SW 31, Swanborough Tump (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
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Early Medieval
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date : 410
Monument Type : Moot, Mound
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI564
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1004743
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 16 SW 31
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 16 SW 31
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-08-19
End Date : 1974-08-19
Associated Activities : RCHME: AVEBURY WORLD HERITAGE SITE PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-08-01
End Date : 1998-12-01
Associated Activities : SWANBOROUGH TUMP
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-01-01
End Date : 1999-12-31