SU2477 : Bowl barrow south of Whitecomb Plantation

taken 7 years ago, near to Upper Upham, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Bowl barrow south of Whitecomb Plantation
Bowl barrow south of Whitecomb Plantation
"Two possible Bronze Age barrows, Aldbourne 5 and 6 (but only 5 now survives), are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks and have been mapped. The larger of the two barrows, which is also the more complete, measures 30m in diameter and shows evidence of a central pit. The smaller has undergone extensive plough damage and measures 20m in diameter. Middle and Late Bronze Age pottery has been found in the vicinity. 6 was excavated by Greenwell, and revealed a primary cremation on a plank of wood in a cairn beneath the barrow, surrounded by wood ashes. Associated objects found include an Aldbourne cup with lid, parts of a bronze dagger, two bronze awls, beads of faience, amber, shale and encrinite, a shale ring-pendant and ring, a V-bored button, the cast of a cardium shell and a polished haematite pebble. A possible secondary burial of scattered burnt bones was discovered to the north with a lidless Aldbourne cup, inlaid with white material, two flint arrowheads, one barbed and tanged, the other triangular. In the material of the barrow were nine sherds (one of beaker) and many flint flakes." LinkExternal link To the right of the picture, the field system east of Upper Upham can be seen on the side of the Down beyond the B4192.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2472 7706 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5170N 1:38.7200W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2490 7723
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Bronze Age  Bowl Barrow  Round Barrow  Barrow  Tumulus  Bronze Age Tumulus  Field System  Downs 

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