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Monument Number 456648

Hob Uid: 456648
Location :
Dorset
Purbeck
Arne
Grid Ref : SY9010087300
Summary : Two Bronze Age Bowl Barrows one is 14 meters in diameter and1.8 metres high and has a surrounding ditch with an average depth of 0.3 meters and a width of 1.3 metres. The other is 6.5 meters in diameter 0.8 metres high. Part of a larger group (see SY 98 NW 3 and 5). Scheduled.
More information : ('A'-SY 90128737; 'B' - SY 90118733) Tumuli (NR) (two
shown) (1)

'A' Dimensions: Diam 9 yards. Height 3ft undisturbed.

'B' Dimensions: Diam 17 yards. Height 5ft. Flat topped shallow
surrounding ditch. (2)

Two barrows lettered A & B, both heather covered.

'B' Diameter 14.0 metres. Height 1.8 metres. A surrounding ditch
has an average depth of 0.3m. and width of 1.3 metres. This has
been mutilated on the W side by a land drainage trench. No berm
visible. A bowl barrow. (3)

'A' Diameter 6.5 metres; height 0.8 metres. No sign of a berm, but
three trenches have been dug in what appears to be an unsurveyable
ditch. No other sign of mutilation. Probably a bowl barrow.

'A' SY 90138736. Bowl barrow, possibly ditched, 38 yards NNE of 'B'.
Diameter 32 feet, height 5feet. Cut by modern field boundary.

'B' SY 90128733. Ditched bowl barrow, diameter 40 ft height 4 1/2
feet. Ditch 6 1/2 feet wide and up to 9 inches deep. Scheduled.(4)

Barrow `A' has been partly cut by ploughing on the south side. Barow `B' has also been partly cut by ploughing. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" Prov Edn.
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 29-JUL-52
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Source Number : 3
Source : An inventory of historical monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume two : south-east [in three parts]
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 04-Feb-99
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 Leech RH, 06-Aug-1990
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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, Barrow Cemetery
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 244
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 29077
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 98 NW 2
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 456657
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 456651
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 98 NW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1952-07-29
End Date : 1952-07-29