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Name:Anglo-Saxon barrow/post-medieval propect mound, The Moats
HER Ref:MLE2903
Parish:Stoke Golding, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire
Grid Reference:SP 396 970
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Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Early Anglo Saxon - 410 AD to 649 AD)
  • PROSPECT MOUND (Early Post-medieval - 1540 AD to 1699 AD)

Summary

In 1931 a mound 7' high and 25' in diameter, situated within a rectangular earthwork, was excavated. Fragments of a rim and three enamelled escutcheons of a hanging bowl were recovered. A C7th date was suggested. The mound was retained as a prospect mound.

Additional Information

Scheduled Monument description extract:
In the northern part of the monument are the earthwork remains of an Anglo-Saxon burial mound (a hlaew). It stands approximately 2m high and is 14m in diameter. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was quarried during the construction of the hlaew, surrounds the mound. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature, approximately 3m wide. The mound was partly excavated in the 1930s and pottery fragments and the enamelled escutcheons from a 7th century hanging bowl were recovered.

Pastscape describes this site as an Anglo-Saxon burial mound, "The monument includes the earthwork remains of an Anglo-Saxon burial mound (a hlaew). It stands approximately 2 metres high and is 14 metres in diameter. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was quarried during the construction of the hlaew, surrounds the mound. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature 3 metres wide. The mound was partly excavated in the 1930s and pottery fragments and the enamelled escutcheons from a 7th century hanging bowl were recovered. Scheduled."


<1> Antiquaries Journal, Vol 12 (1932), p174-5 (Journal). SLE5.

In July 1931 AJ Pickering excavated a mound 7' high and 25' in diameter situated within a rectangular earthwork. He found fragments of a turned over rim and 3 escutcheons (enamelled) of a hanging bowl found with a small flint implement and a few flint spalls on the original level below the centre of the mound. A 7th century date was suggested.

<2> Hartley R F, 2008, Medieval Earthworks of South-West Leicestershire (Hinckley & Bosworth), p63-64 (Bibliographic reference). SLE1014.

RFH has surveyed the earthworks. He interprets them as the garden of a Hall or manor house. The barrow seems to have been retained as a prospect mound. (RFH 01/09/86)

Sources

<1>Journal: Antiquaries Journal. Vol 12 (1932), p174-5.
<2>Bibliographic reference: Hartley R F. 2008. Medieval Earthworks of South-West Leicestershire (Hinckley & Bosworth). p63-64.

Associated Finds

  • HANGING BOWL (Early Anglo Saxon to Middle Anglo Saxon - 601 AD to 700 AD)

Designations

  • Conservation Area: Stoke Golding
  • Scheduled Monument 1017678: HLAEW AND MEDIEVAL FARMSTEAD IMMEDIATELY SOUTH WEST OF PARK HOUSE

Images

Anglo-Saxon barrow/post-medieval propect mound  © Leicestershire County Council

Anglo-Saxon barrow/post-medieval propect mound © Leicestershire County Council