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Monument Number 1516704

Hob Uid: 1516704
Location :
Wiltshire
Marden
Grid Ref : SU0920657554
Summary : A possible Neolithic mortuary enclosure is visible as indistinct cropmarks on aerial photographs. Ditches partially enclose a rectangular area measuring 57m by 28m. A curving ditch, partially enclosing an area measuring 40m by 24m, is situated immediately to the west of the possible mortuary enclosure. The cropmarks of the possible mortuary enclosure appear to be perpendicular or parallel to the current field boundaries which may mean they were caused by modern agriculture. However the character of the cropmarks is very similar to those defining the ditches of the barrows in a possible Bronze Age barrow cemetery situated immediately to the south (NMR Monuments 1002033, 1516690, 1516693, 1516695, 1516699).
More information : A possible Neolithic mortuary enclosure is visible as indistinct cropmarks on aerial photographs. Ditches partially enclose a rectangular area measuring 57m by 28m. It is centred at SU 0923 5755.

A curving ditch, partially enclosing an area measuring 40m by 24m, is situated immediately to the west of the possible mortuary enclosure. This is centred at SU 0919 5755.

The cropmarks of the possible mortuary enclosure appear to be perpendicular or parallel to the current field boundaries which may mean they were caused by modern agriculture. However the character of the cropmarks is very similar to those defining the ditches of the barrows in a possible Bronze Age barrow cemetery situated immediately to the south.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : CUCAP BHV 4-6 03-MAR-1972
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Mortuary Enclosure
Evidence : Cropmark
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date : Uncertain
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Rectilinear Enclosure
Evidence : Cropmark

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SU05NE627
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 05 NE 136
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1002033
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1516690
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1516693
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1516695
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1516699
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: MARDEN ENVIRONS VALE OF PEWSEY NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2008-06-01
End Date : 2009-10-01
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT MARDEN
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2012-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31