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Knowlton North

Hob Uid: 621827
Location :
Dorset
Woodlands
Grid Ref : SU0230010450
Summary : A henge, the northernmost in the Knowlton Circles group (SU 01 SW 44). Largely destroyed by ploughing, the site is visible as cropmarks although there has been some uncertainty over its precise form. It appears as an elongated oval enclosure comprising a ditch with external bank, orientated roughly north west-south east, with a maximum diameter of 94 metres. There is a large entrance on the south east side. Geophysical survey by Bournemouth University in 1995 showed the site to comprise a rectangular ditched enclosure with external bank, confirming the presence of the south eastern entrance gap [NB the interim report incorrectly places the entrance on the southwest side]. Although generally considered a henge, the form of the monument has obvious parallels with the Thickthorn long barrow and Wor Barrow, among others. No excavation is known to have been undertaken at the site. This enclosure has been mapped from aerial photographs by EH's Knowlton Circles Project.
More information : (SU 02301045) North Circle has been destroyed by ploughing, its original form is uncertain. The bank is present outside the ditch and aerial photographs (CUAP AQY 101: NMR SU 0210/4/211) show it to be an enlongated oval in plan, 310ft (NNW-SSE) and 260ft across, entrance on the south east side. (1)

Knowlton North. SU 02301044. Sub-oval enclosure visible on aerial photographs. (2)

The 'northern circle'. Oval enclosure with a maximum diameter of 94 metres, defined by banks which have been reduced by ploughing to about 20 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. Scheduling amended. (4)

This enclosure has been mapped from aerial photographs by EH's Knowlton Circles Project. (5-7)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : An inventory of historical monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume five : east Dorset
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Page(s) : 113-5
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Source Number : 2
Source : Henge monuments and related sites of Great Britain : air photographic evidence and catalogue
Source details : Site 050
Page(s) : 123-8
Figs. : 127
Plates : 126
Vol(s) : 175
Source Number : 3
Source : Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Source details : Burrow, S and J Gale. Survey and Excavation at Knowlton Rings, Woodland Parish, Dorset 1993-5.
Page(s) : 131-2
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Vol(s) : 117, 1995
Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 05-JUL-2002
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 0210/7 (NMR 290/108) 26-JUN-1970
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Source Number : 6
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 0210/78 (NMR 15314/15) 13-JUL-1995
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Source Number : 7
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU 0210/65-7 (NMR 15326/05-7) 13-JUL-1995
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
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Monument Type : Long Barrow, Mortuary Enclosure
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Late Neolithic
Display Date : Late Neolithic
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Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Henge
Evidence : Cropmark, Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 18c
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35209
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External Cross Reference Source : EH Property Number
External Cross Reference Number : 278
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1020580
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 01 SW 103
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 621834
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 621819
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 1409817
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1409903
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1409951
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: KNOWLTON, DORSET
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2000-11-27
End Date : 2001-02-09