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|Site name||Mount Pleasant, Dorchester|
|Burial codes||4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4031 4032 4033 4034 4142 4184 4200|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A large sub-oval henge enclosure defined by a ditch and outer bank broken by four causeways (at the N, ESE, SSE, and WSW). A complete circular post hole structure was south west of the henge centre, comprising 5 rings in an area contained by a ditch with entrance to the north; and a second phase of a setting of pits and monoliths to the west, north and east.
A considerable palisade trench ran within the main enclosure ditch with narrow entrances opposite the N and ESE causeways. Plain Neolithic sherds, flintwork, and two grooved ware sherds were recovered from the old land surface. There was grooved ware from primary associations in the earthwork enclosure.
RC: from the old land surface, primary ditch fill and the palisade trench BM-644 2122 +/- 73, BM-667 2038 +/- 84, BM-663 1961 +/- 89, BM-793 2098 +/-54, BM-792 2108 +/- 71, BM-665 1695 +/- 43, BM-662 1687 +/-63, BM-669 1324 +/- 51
|National grid square||SY|
|Bibliographic source||Piggott and Piggott 1939, Wainwright 1970a, 1971c, 1979a, Harding and Lee 1987|
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