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Site name Uley, West Hill
Site number 1332
Burial codes 1002 1003 1021 1023 1025 1028 1030 1031 1035 1036 1042 1046 1051 1053 1065 1075 1084 1093 1098 1104 1109 1125 1128 1129 1143 1153 1181
100bc-AD43 Two probable Iron Age shrines (Wait S22 and S23) of the 1st Century BC to early 1st Century AD. The first Structure XVII was c5.5m x 4.7m and defined by two timber slots, oriented NW/SE, and open at each end. The second Structure XVI was c8m x 7m, oriented NS, but with no wall to the east. Both were in a temenos enclosure defined by three ditch segments with a gap in the NE corner.

In the centre of XVI (the earlier of the two) and located in a pit F743 was an infant burial and an almost complete carinated Dobunnic jar, together with some animal remains. This immediately predated the structure and may have been a foundation deposit. To the east of XVI a pit was found to contain several iron spearheads, 8 partly complete Dobunnic fine ware pots, unusual bone tools and an articulated rear limb of cow. A later recut left further deposits of Dobunnic fine ware.

Two infants were buried in two post holes F838 (burial at the base) and F845 (burial in the secondary filling) in the north timber slot of XVII.
Remains/Period Y1
County Gloucestershire
Region SW
National grid square ST
X coordinate 787
Y coordinate 997
Bibliographic source Ellison 1978b, 1980d, Rodwell 1980, Drury 1980, Saville 1983c, Wait 1985, Woodward and Leach 1993


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