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Monument Number 336104

Hob Uid: 336104
Location :
Leicestershire
Hinckley And Bosworth
Stoke Golding
Grid Ref : SP3969097030
Summary : The monument includes the earthwork remains of an Anglo-Saxon burial mound (a hlaew). It stands approximately 2 metres high and is 14 metres in diameter. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was quarried during the construction of the hlaew, surrounds the mound. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature 3 metres wide. The mound was partly excavated in the 1930s and pottery fragments and the enamelled escutcheons from a 7th century hanging bowl were recovered. Scheduled.
More information : (SP 39699704) Tumulus 7 ft high (1)

(SP 39699703) Tumulus (NR) (2)

An earthen mound 7 ft high and about 25 ft in diameter, situated
within a rectangular earthwork at Stoke Golding, in which the
fragments of an Anglo Saxon hanging bowl were found together with
a small flint implement, at the centre of the mound and on the
original level, July 1931.

The barrow probably belongs to the same series as that excavated
at Asthall, Oxon (Ant J 4 113) dated to the 7th cent. (3)

The fragments of the bowl are in Leicester Museum. (4)

Mr C R Hall of Park House Farm thought that some Anglo-Saxon
trinket had been found in the mound when it was excavated but
could not remember clearly. The mound, now mutilated, has been
re-surveyed (see Illust Card) (5)

There is no 'rectangular earthwork' (Auth 3) around the barrow,
but the description fits a feature approx. 20 metres to the North.
This is probably the remains of early landscaping associated with
'The Moats' (fishponds) to the South. It is in no way defensive.

The barrow is now only c. 1.0m high and is surmounted by a horse
chestnut tree which could well be 50 or more years old; if this
is so it would have made excavation dificult.

No evidence for another mound in the area was obtained during
investigation. Published survey (25" 1963) correct.

(Mr C Hall (Park House Farm) is now elderly but recollects an
excavation "some 40 years" ago in this mound after which the
chestnut tree was transplanted into the excavated hole.) (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Records 6" M Paul Dare 1925
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1968
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Source : The Antiquaries journal : journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London
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Page(s) : 174
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Vol(s) : 12 (1932)
Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Archaeological society of Leicestershire and Rutland Catalogue 19 (F Cottrill)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DS 01-MAR-60
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 JB 21-JUN-72
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 24-Oct-97
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Source Number : 8
Source : A gazetteer of early Anglo-Saxon burial sites
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Page(s) : 149
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Source Number : 9
Source : The use of grave-goods in conversion-period England, c.600-c.850
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Vol(s) : 261

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric
Display Date : Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -500000
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : C7
Monument End Date : 699
Monument Start Date : 600
Monument Type : Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork, Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Period : Prehistoric
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Object Material : Flint
Period : Early Medieval
Component Monument Type : Barrow
Object Type : HANGING BOWL, VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Leicestershire)
External Cross Reference Number : 39NE R
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LE 127
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 21673
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 39 NE 4
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 336109
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : STOKE GOLDING
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1931-01-01
End Date : 1931-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SP 39 NE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-03-01
End Date : 1960-03-01
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SP 39 NE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-06-21
End Date : 1972-06-21