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Site name Frocester I, Nympsfield I, Glo 13
Site number 25
Burial codes 5005 5009 5021 5023 5025 5027 5030 5032 5036 5043 5047 5051 5053 5065 5075 5084 5093 5096 5103 5107 5110 5121 5122 5125 5127 5143 5152 5153 5155 5181 4002 4005 4021 4023 4025 4027 4030 4032 4036 4042 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4104 4111 4130 4143 4152 4181
3500bc - 2500bc A long barrow oriented ENE, built as a galleried grave in cruciform, with one pair of burial chambers. In the 1862 excavations, 16 skeletons of all ages and sexes were found in the gallery and chambers, one identifiable as a male of middle age. Some of the human skeletal remains were burnt. Pottery of Neolithic A was found. In 1937 the chambers still contained some human skeletal material, and Neolithic A and B pottery fragments were found (B from the antechamber and forecourt blocking). There was burnt human bone, and signs of burning in chambers, especially in C.

A grave was found cut into the underlying rock of the passage: it held parts of three skeletons (1 infant), and bones and teeth of ox and dog, a flint flake and two small bone tools. Chamber B contained charred animal bone, flint flakes, human skeletal material and teeth in the clay floor. Chamber C showed much evidence of fire, mixed human skeletal material and animal bone, burnt and not burnt. There was Ebbsfleet ware in the final entrance blocking, which included bones of 3 people, Neolithic B pottery, flint flakes and pebbles. A shell was found used as a bead. Many indications existed of fire and burning.
2500bc-14/1300bc Entrance blocking of the long barrow contained the bones of 3 persons, Neolithic B pottery (Ebbsfleet and Mortlake ware), flint flakes and 2 pebbles of an unusual kind.
Remains/Period Y5 Y4
County Gloucestershire
Region SW
National grid square SO
X coordinate 794
Y coordinate 13
Bibliographic source Maclean 1880-81, Clifford 1938a, O'Neil and Grinsell 1960, Saville 1979a


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