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Monument Number 454357

Hob Uid: 454357
Location :
Dorset
Osmington
Grid Ref : SY7243084210
Summary : Bowl barrows (2)
More information : (SY 72388421; SY 72438421) Tumuli (NR) (1)

'A' (SY 72388421) Bowl barrow, circa 45ft in diameter and 1.5ft high on crest of ridge.

'B' (SY 72438421) Ploughed bowl barrow of uncertain diameter but 1ft high.

Grinsell and RCHM stated that one of these barrows was probably
Tumulus No 5 excavated by Warne circa 1866 at Osmington Charity
Down on the Ridgeway. Warne discovered a primary cremation in a
barrel-shaped urn ornamented with a chevron pattern (destroyed
on exposure) which had been placed in a central cavity, 18 ins.
deep, cut into the natural chalk. Two contracted secondary
inhumations were also found; one situated 4ft from the summit
of the mound "enclosed in a rude dome of well packed flints"
and the other immediately below the surface of the barrow. (2-4)

'A' SY 72378421. Bowl barrow, diameter approximately 22.0m, height 1.0m. No visible ditch.

'B' SY 72438421. Bowl barrow, diameter approximately 22.0m, height 1.2m. No visible ditch.

Both barrows lie in arable and are considerably ploughed down.

Resurveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHM Dorset 2 pt 3 1970 447 No 35 & 36
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dorset Barrows 1959 122 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Celtic Tumuli of Dorset 1866 mopr 32-33 (C Warne)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 10-JUL-80
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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 : Bowl Barrow
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 270a
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 270b
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Dorset)
External Cross Reference Number : *
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 78 SW 22
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, WHITE HORSE HILL, (WARNE NO.5)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1899-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 78 SW 22
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-07-10
End Date : 1980-07-10