SU2476 : Two round barrows west of the Giant's Grave, Aldbourne

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

Two round barrows west of the Giant's Grave, Aldbourne
Two round barrows west of the Giant's Grave, Aldbourne
Two Bronze Age round barrows lie to the west of the Giant's Grave round barrow, which is situated behind the photographer. These two Bronze Age bowl barrows, of which only one can be seen here, are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. "Aldbourne 13, the larger of the two barrows can be seen as a low mound with a diameter of 20m. The outer ring ditch has undergone damage from ploughing and can only be seen as a cropmark. In the centre of the mound a cropmark of a pit is visible. The second barrow, Aldbourne 12, which stands to the immediate west of that above is no longer visible as an earthwork. This barrow is 17m in diameter. The barrows were both excavated by Greenwell in 1879. Both Aldbourne 12 and Aldbourne 13 contained adult cremations in circular cists together with bone and other artefacts. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2432 7643 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.1781N 1:39.0683W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2439 7643
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Round Barrow  Tumulus  Tumuli  Bronze Age 

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