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Monument Number 899890

Hob Uid: 899890
Location :
Devon
Mid Devon
Bow
Grid Ref : SS7075001600
Summary : A probable Neolithic henge visible as cropmarks on air photographs. The enclosure is sub-oval and is a maximum of 60 metres across. Two roughly opposed entrances are visible, on the west and east sides. Within the enclosed area are cropmarks representing an irregular oval arrangement of 19 large post holes or pits. The monument is just visible on the gound, the bank surviving to a height of 0.3 metres and up to 1.5 metres wide. Fieldwalking has recovered over 800 flints from the field, including Mesolithic types as well as later Neolithic arrowheads and scrapers. A linear cropmark feature runs roughly north-south past the monument and appears to bow slightly in order to avoid the henge.
More information : (SS 7074 0168. Henge sited from Authy 1, fig 1, and OS 10000 1973)

A henge, apparently of Piggott's Class II type, has been located by aerial survey near Bow. It lies on the gentle NE facing slope of a low rise between 2 streams at ca 125m OD. Enclosing an area of some 40m by 45m, it measures ca 50m by 60m across the outer edges of the ditch, and there are traces of an external bank. The Eastern entrance is much narrower than the Western entrance. Within the ditch , an eccentric, irregular, oval of 19 pits is visible. The site has been field-walked, and 7 complete later Neolithic arrowheads, and part of 2 others were recovered. Only 19 scrapers were recovered. (1)

SS 7075 0160 (FCE) A rapid examination of air photography (2a) shows the cropmarks of this Neolithic henge, as described by authority 1. (2)

Bow. SS 708106 (sic). Included in a gazetteer of henge monuments and related sites.

Field walking by members of the Devon Archaeological Society yielded 828 flints including Mesolithic and later Neolithic types. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
Source details : Griffith, F. Some newly discovered ritual monuments in mid Devon.
Page(s) : 310-15
Figs. : 1
Plates :
Vol(s) : 51, 1985
Source Number : 2
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Andrew Miller/30-JAN-1996/RCHME: AP Primary Recording Project
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Source Number : 2a
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : NMR, SS 7001/1-2, 4-5, 9-10, 12-21, 23-33, 36-50; SS 7107/2-3, 13-14
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Source Number : 3
Source : Henge monuments and related sites of Great Britain : air photographic evidence and catalogue
Source details : Site 046
Page(s) : 118-121
Figs. : 120
Plates :
Vol(s) : 175

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mesolithic
Display Date : Mesolithic
Monument End Date : -4000
Monument Start Date : -10000
Monument Type : Lithic Scatter
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Late Neolithic
Display Date : Late Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -2900
Monument Type : Henge, Pit Circle, Lithic Scatter
Evidence : Cropmark, Earthwork, Find
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date :
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Monument Type : Linear Feature
Evidence : Cropmark

Components and Objects:
Period : Late Neolithic
Component Monument Type : Henge, Pit Circle, Lithic Scatter
Object Type : ARROWHEAD, SCRAPER (TOOL)
Object Material : Flint

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 1026
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28633
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 70 SW 29
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: AIR PHOTOGRAPH PRIMARY RECORDING PROJECT 1992-1996
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31