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Somerset Historic Environment Record

24973

Site Name: Barrow, S of Hollowmarsh Cottage, Ston Easton
Civil Parish: Ston Easton
Grid Ref: ST 6165 5460 (ST 65 SW)
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Details:

Simple bowl barrow 46ft diameter and 2ft high (T341a). {1}

Excavated in advance of destruction for war purposes by Mrs A Williams in 1941 (her barrow 2) - primary cremation with barbed and tanged flint arrowheads (barbs partly broken off) in a pit 2.5ft by 2ft by 8ins deep near the centre of the mound. The pit also contained finely crushed charcoal and a petit tranchet derivative. {3}

15 paces diameter and 0.5ft high (Ston Easton 1). {4}

0.4m high. {5}

No evidence has been found of what the 'war purposes' were but the extent may suggest that an airfield was planned. {7}

References:

1 Mention - University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, Tratman's barrow catalogue. Record ID: T341a
2 Excavation report - Williams, A. Excavation of barrows at Ston Easton, Somerset. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  88 (1942), 77-79
3 Mention - Williams, A. Bronze age barrows near Chewton Mendip, Somerset. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  93 (1947), 39-67 (page 42-3)
4 Mention - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 2: North and East. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  115 (1971), Supplement (page 119)
5 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 65 SW 9 (1966) Location: HER files.
6 Museum accession number - TTNCM [number unknown]. Stored at Museum collection at Somerset Heritage Centre.
7 Verbal communication - Webster, C (Chris). Somerset County Council, Historic Environment Record (24/4/2012). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained

Record created in October 1985

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