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Site name Farway 28, Roncombe Corner (E)
Site number 243
Burial codes 4002 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4093 4098 4104 4111 4128 4129 4143 4152 4154 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A round barrow with no ditch but with mound of burnt earth and charcoal, a possible two period monument. In the centre a cairn of flints covered a primary (?) deposit of burnt bones beneath a broken inverted Early/Middle Bronze Age urn of the food vessel type.

Towards the eastern edge of the central cairn, 5.5m from the centre, was a secondary deposit of burnt bones 0.6m above the natural surface, and nearby an A/Bi Beaker. The cairn was c14m wide and had a retaining circle of larger stones placed c0.9m apart. The burnt earth mound was probably set over the cairn after this second interment. [Kirwan C].
Remains/Period Y4
County Devon
Region SW
National grid square SY
X coordinate 173
Y coordinate 943
Bibliographic source Kirwan 1867-8, Fox 1949


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