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Site name Honiton 2 and 3, Farway Rings II and I
Site number 262
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4092 4104 4111 4129 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc Two flint rings built on a site where the topsoil and grey leach clay had been first removed. 141 pits were found on the site, most inside the rings, but some under the rings and in the area between the rings. There were two classes.

Type A (40) all contained charcoal and occurred inside Ring I, most fills being apparent backfills of yellow clay subsoil. There was charcoal either in a heap at the base or scattered through the fill. Pit 1 (central) of Ring I went deepest at 0.75m tapering to 5cm at the base. All type A were regularly and carefully shaped. Pit 39 contained a cremation and a heat shattered flint. The fills of pits 38-40 were dark loamy soil with few small flints, much fibrous root and much charcoal. 10 pits were dug with type B pits.

Type B (101) varied widely, none containing charcoal, some also cutting into each other, and spread over the whole site of the two rings. Their backfills were all imported. 56 were capped with clay, and 31 had smaller pits dug into their floors. The only possible deliberate depositions were (saving particular material fill) of a fossil sea urchin in pit 66, and two large flints wedged into the small floor pits of 62 and 67. Only pits 74-80 appeared to be related by orientation and interconnections. The flints found indicated a Beaker/Early Bronze Age date, but nothing was conclusive.
Remains/Period Y4
County Devon
Region SW
National grid square SY
X coordinate 164
Y coordinate 974
Bibliographic source Pollard 1971, Grinsell 1983


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