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Site name Ston Easton 4
Site number 268
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4043 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4092 4104 4111 4112 4128 4143 4152 4153 4156 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A barrow comprising a central pit containing a cist, over which was built a small earth mound. Over this was a walled cairn, surrounded by an outer stone ring. A final earth mound covered the whole. The central pit was dug 0.85m deep, partially into the bed-rock. At the top it was 2.5m x 2.2m reducing to 0.9m x 0.6m at the base where the cist was set. Outside the south east corner of the cist was a small pile of bones of an adult, believed to have been removed on reuse of the cist in Roman times.

A second burial was high up in the body of the cairn, just outside the southern edge of the Romano-British disturbance (an intrusive burial), comprising fragments of coarse reddish buff ware (from an overhanging rim urn) on a horizontal slab. [Williams 4].
Remains/Period Y4
County Somerset
Region SW
National grid square ST
X coordinate 618
Y coordinate 540
Bibliographic source Williams 1947a


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