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Monument Number 453891

Hob Uid: 453891
Location :
Grid Ref : SY7989708777
Summary : A bell barrow and two bowl barrows situated on a natural hill known as Old Knowle. The bell barrow is situated on the western side of the group. It has a central mound composed of sand, earth and turf, with maximum dimensions of 25 metres in diameter and approximately 3 metres in height. The mound has a hollow 6 metres by 7 metres on the top, which may indicate antiquarian excavation. The mound is surrounded by a berm and a ditch from which material was quarried for the construction of the mound. The ditch is visible as a depression 7 metres wide, although it is partly overlain by a later bank which may represent a tree clump enclosure. The two bowl barrows are situated to the east of the bell barrow and are aligned north west by south east. The north western bowl barrow has a mound with maximum dimensions of 16 metres in diameter and approximately 2 metres in height. This is surrounded by a quarry ditch 2 metres wide and approximatey 0.35 metres deep. The south eastern bowl barrow has a mound 8 metres in diameter and approximately 0.8 metres high. This is known to be surrounded by a quarry ditch visible in the 1960s. The ditch has since become infilled but will survive as a buried feature 1.5 metres wide. Scheduled.
More information : (Centred SY 799877) Tumuli (NR) (Three shown). (1)

Three round barrows, damaged by tree-felling, are situated on
Old Knowle:

`A' Bell (79888778). Diam about 90 ft, ht 11 ft, with berm about
7 ft wide. Large tree-clump enclosure lies within and obscures
original, probably large, ditch. Top hollowed

`B' Ditched bowl (79938778) 55 yds E of (A). Diam 41 ft, hit 6
ft, with ditch 8 ft wide.

`C' Ditched bowl (?) (79938776) 35 yds S of (B). Diam 13 ft ht
2 ft.

`A' SY 79888777. Bell barrow of overall diameter 46.0m, height
4.8m maximum above ditch. Maximum width of berm 3.0m, but
average 2.0 - 2.5m. Tree-clump enclosure bank and ditch 6.5m wide
overall; bank 1.0m high and ditch 0.5m deep. Mound damaged
on W side. Trees now removed. Very prominently sited on

`B' SY 79938778. Ditched bowl-barrow; flat-topped and well

Diameter 18.5m overall, height 2.4m. Ditch 3.0m wide and 0.6m

`C' SY 79938776. Bowl barrow with a faint ditch 1.3m wide and
0.3m deep extending for 11.0m on the north side. Diameter of
mound 6.5m and height 0.8m. Condition fair.

Published Surveys (1:2500) revised on MSD. (4)

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Source details : 6" 1963
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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 : Bell Barrow, Bowl Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Tree Enclosure Ring
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 333
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 78 NE 10
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Start Date : 1979-12-04
End Date : 1979-12-04