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The Mount

Hob Uid: 468251
Location :
Kent
Dover
Woodnesborough
Grid Ref : TR3081056830
Summary : Mound, probably a 6th century barrow containing Saxon inhumations with grave goods including brooch, spearhead, Roman pottery and a 6th century glass vessel.
More information : [TR 30815683] Tumulus [NR] (Site of) [NAT] (1)

N of Woodnesborough Church, at the published site, Hasted shows a large conical flat-topped mound called 'The Mount'. He describes it as' apparently artificial...consisting of sandy earth' and goes on to say' some years ago sundry sepulchral remains were found in the top including a cone beaker, a fibula, the head of a spear and some fragments of Roman vessels. Much of the earth or sand has been lately removed but nothing further has been found' (a). A Frankish-type jug of coarse bluish pottery found with a circular jewelled brooch in a sandpit 'behind the Oak Inn at Woodnesborough' TR 30835689 (b) is almost certainly from this site, as are about 30 glass vessels found in the late C18 'very near the conical hill at Woodnesborough'. (c) These glass vessels were used by farm hands until all were broken except one, illustrated by Akerman, (d) a C5-early C6 bell beaker (e). There is now no trace of the mound which, according to Clarke (f) was moated. The site is occupied by an old, disused sand-pit and two modern bungalows. (2)

Probably the site of the very important late C6 Anglo-Saxon burial excavated c1845 by W.W Boreham. The grave goods are in Saffron Walden Museum. (3)

Listed as a Saxon burial ground. (4)

Listed by Cathcart King as a possible motte. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1957
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FGA 26-JUN-64
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Source Number : 4
Source : A gazetteer of early Anglo-Saxon burial sites
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Page(s) : 141
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Source Number : 5
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Page(s) : 237
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Source Number : 2a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Kent 4 1799 print opp 179 238-9 (E Hasted)
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Source Number : 2b
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Kent, volume one
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Page(s) : 387
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Source Number : 2c
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Nenia Britannia 1793 71 (J Douglas)
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Source Number : 2d
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Remains of Pagan Saxondom 1853 33 plate 17.i (JY Akerman)
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Source Number : 2e
Source : Dark-Age Britain : studies presented to E T Leeds with a bibliography of his works
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Page(s) : 137-141
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Source Number : 2f
Source : Archaeologia : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
Source details : GT Clarke
Page(s) : 206
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Vol(s) : 46, 1889
Source Number : 3
Source : Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology
Source details : HRE Davidson and L Webster
Page(s) : Jan-41
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Vol(s) : 11, 1967
Source Number : 3a
Source : Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History
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Page(s) : 27
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Vol(s) : 1, 1853

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Late C6
Monument End Date : 599
Monument Start Date : 567
Monument Type : Barrow, Inhumation
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Earthwork, Barrow
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Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery
Period : Early Medieval
Component Monument Type : Barrow, Inhumation
Object Type : BROOCH, SPEAR, VESSEL
Object Material : Glass

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 35 NW 38
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TR 35 NW 38
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-06-26
End Date : 1964-06-26