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Monument Number 451687

Hob Uid: 451687
Location :
Dorset
Weymouth And Portland
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6915072900
Summary : King Barrow, probable site of a barrow. Finds of a quern, human remains and pottery may indicate a Roman occupation site.
More information : [Area centred SY 69157290] From KING BARROW and in
the DORSET COSUNTY MUSEUM "a quern stone found close to one or
two beehive cells though to be "BHUT HOLES". A mortar and
flint balls (mulling stones) found close to one or two beehive
cells.
Found June 4 1898. (1)
Corn [Carbonised grain] from a beehive chamber at KING BARROW.
Found in a pot close to human remains.(2)

KING BARROW was quarried about 1890-1900. There were
considerable finds, I believe, which were taken to DORSET
COUNTY MUSEUM but I know no details. (3)

The curator of DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM could not be contacted
at the time of field investigation.
The area has been quarried out and no trace of anything was
found. The name KING BARROW points to the probability of a
barrow of that name being situated there before quarrying
began.
The site is on a plateau. (4)

Two pear-shaped jars in Portland museum, Iron Age 'C' or Roman,
came from King Barrow quarry, and a wheel-made jar of Romano-
British grey ware and two 2nd century dishes are probably from
the same site. (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Portland Year Book 1904 P 87
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Labelled bottle in Portland Museum
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Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Oral Mr sansome 3.6.55 Manager Bath & Portland stone Firms
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JR 08-JUN-55
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Source : An inventory of historical monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume two : south-east [in three parts]
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Page(s) : 606
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Vol(s) : 2 pt 3

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Settlement, Human Remains
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Settlement, Human Remains
Object Type : QUERN, VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 SE 7
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 67 SE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1955-06-03
End Date : 1955-06-03
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 67 SE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1955-06-08
End Date : 1955-06-08