SU2477 : Four Barrows, near Aldbourne

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

Four Barrows, near Aldbourne
Four Barrows, near Aldbourne
Four well-preserved Bronze Age round barrows aligned on top of the down. One shows clear evidence of the pillaging commonly perpetrated by antiquarians in the 19th century,who dug directly into the top of the mound to gain access to burial goods. "Three of the four barrows are of the Wessex bell-type barrow; these are eight to ten feet high. The fourth is an ordinary bowl shaped mound, also ten feet high. They were excavated by W. Greenwell near the end of the 19th century. Two of the bell barrows contained cremations and the third a skeleton. Other finds included amber, beads, flint arrowheads, fragments of greenstone axe and a grooved dagger. The bowl barrow had a cremation in a burial cist covered with four sarsen stones. The contents of these barrows are now in the British Museum. The famous Aldbourne barrow is at the foot of this hill in the field by the B4192 [see my picture 2783306]." LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2492 7728 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.6351N 1:38.5463W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2479 7733
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Round Barrow  Bell Barrow  Bronze Age  Bronze Age Tumulus  Tumulus 

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