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Site name Barrow F, Simon's Ground, Hampreston
Site number 1352
Burial codes 3005 3009 3021 3023 3025 3028 3030 3035 3041 3048 3051 3053 3065 3075 3081 3083 3084 3093 3098 3104 3105 3108 3110 3111 3121 3128 3143 3153 3161 3173 3181 3200
14/1300bc-8/700bc A barrow with an irregular ring ditch and an entrance to the east. The barrow mound was of turf, and in the barrow centre was a primary burial in an upright bucket urn. A capping stone covered the urn.

In the mound and ring ditch of this barrow there were secondary interments. A compact group of 7 upright urns surrounded a core of 7 inverted urns roughly on top of the causeway, all placed in shallow pits, and Urn F32 contained a worn faience star bead in the upper part of the cremation. Only 7 of the urns held cremations. A second small group of upright urns was found in the south western part of the barrow and ditch. Of these 4, only 2 contained cremations. No pits accompanied any of these groups.

Close to the southern portion of the barrow ring ditch was a large group of 28 urns and 15 pits. Three were inverted, 11 contained cremated bones.

The rest of the 10 urns and 4 pits from Site F were in isolation or in small clusters at the extremities of the urnfield.

There were 38 urned cremations including 5 multiple cremations, representing 15 adults, 6 young adults, 10 children and 12 unknown.

RC: fill of urn F91 BM-793 71 +/-50, urn F47 BM-695 904 +/-63, urn F18 845 +/-61
Remains/Period Y3
County Dorset
Region S
National grid square SZ
X coordinate 61
Y coordinate 999
Bibliographic source White 1970b, 1982


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