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Monument Number 1461987

Hob Uid: 1461987
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Alton
Grid Ref : SU1159363734
Summary : A Medieval pillow mound situated within a barrow group southwest of Knap Cottage on Walkers Hill. The mound survives as a low earthwork 44 metres long, 6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high and is orientated north-north-west/south-south-east. It appears to have been deliberately aligned between the two bell barrows (Monument HOB UID 1461989 and HOB UID 1461996).
More information : (NB. This monument was previously recorded as part of Monument HOB UID 221097 - SU 16 SW 8. Please see this record for any additional information.)

(SU 1159 6373) Pillow Mound (NR) (1)

On Walker's Hill - Bell barrow, Alton 16 (Monument HOB UID 1461989) is connected to Bell Barrow, Alton 15 (Monument HOB UID 1461996) by a bank (2) described by Crawford as a Pillow Mound (3).

SU 1159 6373; The pillow mound (Clearly subsequent to barrow - Alton 16) is 46 metres long, 12 metre wide and 0.5 metre high above 0.2 metre deep side ditches.

Resurveyed at 1:2500. (4)

The two Bronze Age bell barrows and the bowl barrow, and the Medieval or Post Medieval pillow mound, described by the previous authority have been mapped from aerial photographs. (5)

The Medieval pillow mound survives as a low earthwork 44 metres long, 6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. It is orientated north-north-west/south-south-east and appears to have been deliberately aligned between the two bell barrows (Monument HOB UID 1461989 and HOB UID 1461996). (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Source : A history of Wiltshire: volume 1, part 1
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Page(s) : 149, 209
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Source Number : 3
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Rec 6" (OGS Crawford)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 16-JUL-1974
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU1163/26-28 (4812/8-60) 19-MAR-1993
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 17-Jan-91
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Source : SU 16 SW 8 (1974)/Antiquity Model
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Pillow Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 201
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 12192
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 16 SW 193
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 221097
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461989
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461996
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 16 SW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-07-16
End Date : 1974-07-16
Associated Activities : RCHME: AVEBURY WORLD HERITAGE SITE PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-08-01
End Date : 1998-12-01