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Cursus Barrow Group (East)

Hob Uid: 219815
Location :
Wiltshire
Amesbury
Grid Ref : SU1186842782
Summary : Six Bronze Age round barrows (Amesbury 43 to 48) were previously recorded here but are now included in the Cursus barrow cemetery (Monument Number 219681). They form a linear alignment east / west at the eastern end of the Cursus barrow group.
More information : (SU 11854278) Tumuli (AT) (6 shown). (1)

Barrow cemetery comprising of six barrows (Amesbury 43-48), including a twin bell barrow, Amesbury 44 (SU 14 SW 426) and two confluent bell barrows Amesbury 46 (SU 14 SW 428) and Amesbury 47 (SU 14 SW 429). (2). Excavations have located cremations, often accompanied by grave goods, and one intrusive inhumation within five of the barrows. The other barrow, Amesbury 43 (SU 14 SW 425) was opened in 1722 without any details known. (3)

The barrows are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, and have been mapped by both RCHME's Salisbury Plain Training Area NMP and EH's Stonehenge WHS Mapping Project. (4-6)

The six round barrows of Amesbury 43 to Amesbury 48 referred to above (1-6) are now recorded as part of the Cursus barrow cemetery (Monument Number 219681). (7-8)

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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 : LV Grinsell: Archaeological Gazetteer
Page(s) : 205, 207, 213
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Source Number : 3
Source : The ancient history of Wiltshire
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Page(s) : 160-3
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : USAAF US/7PH/GP/LOC122 1050-1052 24-DEC-1943
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 1242/127 (WAP 11820/27306) XX-XXX-1977
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Source Number : 6
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 1142/64 (15197/23) 03-JAN-1995
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Sharon Bishop/27-MAY-2010/English Heritage: Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project
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Source Number : 8
Source : Research Department Report Series
Source details : Amadio, L & Bishop, S 'The Cursus Barrows and surrounding area.' Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project. Archaeological Survey Report. RDRS 85/2010. Swindon: English Heritage.
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Vol(s) : 85-2010
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Source : SU 14 SW 133 (1970)
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Source : SU 14 SW 31, 42 (The Cursus), 57, 86, 87, 133 (SU 1142) (1969-71)
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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 : Barrow Cemetery
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 65Q
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 14 SW 133
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 219681
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 942709
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 942712
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 942696
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 942705
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 942691
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 942703
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG CURSUS GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1722-01-01
End Date : 1722-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG CURSUS GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1723-01-01
End Date : 1723-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG CURSUS GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG CURSUS GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG CURSUS GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG CURSUS GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG CURSUS GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1803-01-01
End Date : 1803-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 14 SW 133
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-04-11
End Date : 1969-04-11
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: SALISBURY PLAIN TRAINING AREA NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1994-12-01
End Date : 1995-08-01
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: STONEHENGE WHS MAPPING PROJECT NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2001-02-01
End Date : 2001-07-01
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: STONEHENGE WHS LANDSCAPE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, STONEHENGE LANDSCAPE: THE CURSUS BARROWS
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2010-12-31