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Site Name: Excavation (1931), Battlegore barrow cemetery, Williton
Civil Parish: Williton
Part of:
PRN 34185Barrow, Battle Gore, Williton
PRN 34188Burial Chamber, Battlegore, Williton
PRN 35378Battlegore barrow cemetery, north of Williton
Grid Ref: ST 0740 4167 (ST 04 SE)
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Public access:

It is unlikely that there is anything to see unless this event took place on a site (see link above) where there may be details of access. Otherwise please assume that the site is on private land. [Information last updated on 12 October 2010]


In 1931, H. St George Gray carried out excavations at Battlegore barrow cemetery, Williton (PRN 35378). The area around the most northerly barrow (PRN 34185) was targeted. Eleven trenches were excavated. A long trench was orientated east-west across the centre of the barrow, three trenches were positioned to examine the ditch around the barrow and one investigated stones to the south-east, which formed part of a possible burial chamber (PRN 34188). The others were positioned over various other earthworks to the east of the barrow. {1}


1 Excavation report - Gray, H St G. Battlegore, Williton. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  77 (1931), 7-36 Copy available in Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society library at Somerset Heritage Centre
2 Museum accession number - TTNCM A.947. Stored at Somerset County Museum at Somerset Heritage Centre

Record created on 12 October 2010

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