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Site name Chewton Mendip 35, Ston Easton
Site number 267
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4083 4092 4096 4101 4104 4105 4108 4110 4128 4143 4151 4152 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A barrow with an earth mound and stone capping down to the edge, but no revetment wall. The primary burial was to the south east of the centre. It was under a flat slab 0.3m below the mound surface, and consisted of a half covered cinerary urn of Middle Bronze Age type, standing on the natural rock. Earth of the mound surrounded the urn to rim level. The urn contained the cremated human skeletal material of a male c18-25 and oak charcoal.

Burial 2 lay in a hollow in the rock base near the east edge of the barrow. It was a cremation of a young person without grave goods. There were many flints strewn on the old ground surface or in the body of the mound. (There were intrusive Romano-British burials in the south-west corner of the mound). [Williams 3].
Remains/Period Y4
County Somerset
Region SW
National grid square ST
X coordinate 614
Y coordinate 544
Bibliographic source Williams 1947a


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