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Monument Number 344211

Hob Uid: 344211
Location :
Great and Little Kimble cum Marsh
Grid Ref : SP8250005990
Summary : A small Roman barrow located within the grounds of Manor Farm. The conical barrow mound measures approximately 20 metres in diameter and 3 metres in height. A depression on the summit marks the location of two minor excavations; the first undertaken in 1887 and the second in 1950. The later exploration established little beyond the fact that the mound is composed mainly of chalk which, in the absence of a surrounding ditch, appears to have been quarried elsewhere. The earlier exploration uncovered fragments of Romano-British pottery, which may represent the grave goods of secondary burials inserted after construction. The barrow lies only a short distance to the south of a minor Roman villa. The evidence recorded in 1887 suggests that the burial mound was contemporary with this settlement. Scheduled.
More information : (SP 8250 0599) Dial Hill (NAT) (1)

A mound, probably a tumulus, west of Great Kimble Church. In good
condition, it is 85ft in diameter at the base, and is 8ft high. (2)

Opened prior to 1889 when pottery considered to be Romano-British,
was found. (3)

A large round barrow, possibly of Ro date, at SP 82500599, measures
20.0m in diameter and is 3.0m in height. There are no traces of a
ditch. There is a deep central excavation crater and an old spoil
heap against the SW side; under pasture and small bushes.

Resurveyed at 1:2500. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 6" 1960
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Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in Buckinghamshire, volume one [south]
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Source : Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London
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Page(s) : 340
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Vol(s) : 12, 1887-89
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : 23/02/1972
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 08/12/1997
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork, Find

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

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Buckinghamshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 1038
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 29405
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 80 NW 25
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, DIAL HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1889-01-01
End Date : 1889-12-31