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Monument Number 1482572

Hob Uid: 1482572
Location :
Wiltshire
Charlton
Grid Ref : SU1098056778
Summary : The incomplete cropmark of a probable Bronze Age ring ditch can be seen on aerial photographs taken in 1959. This ring ditch is approximately 22m in diameter but has been truncated by a post-medieval water meadow. This is one of 16 closely spaced barrows in an area measuring approximately 4 hectares situated near Cuttenham Farm in a field south of the river. The close proximity to the Avon raises the probability that this barrow would have been surrounded by water when the river flooded, and that this inundation was intentional. Determining exactly which barrows were affected is problematic. Modern areas of flood closely follow the area of the post-medieval water meadows and it is likely that the constriction of these channels and leats has altered the area susceptible to flooding.
More information : The incomplete cropmark of a probable Bronze Age ring ditch can be seen on aerial photographs taken in 1959. This ring ditch is approximately 22m in diameter but has been truncated by a post-medieval water meadow. This is one of 16 closely spaced barrows in an area measuring approximately 4 hectares situated near Cuttenham Farm in a field south of the river, at SU 1097 5674. The close proximity to the Avon raises the probability that this barrow would have been surrounded by water when the river flooded, and that this inundation was intentional. Determining exactly which barrows were affected is problematic. Modern areas of flood closely follow the area of the post-medieval water meadows and it is likely that the constriction of these channels and leats has altered the area susceptible to flooding.(1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 58/T3021 162 14-JUL-1959
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Ring Ditch, Barrow
Evidence : Cropmark

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 15 NW 123
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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