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|Site name||Williton 1, Battlegore, Grab-Barrows (N)|
|Burial codes||4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4036 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4083 4092 4098 4104 4111 4129 4152 4153 4161 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A barrow with a possible disturbed central Beaker burial (a Beaker fragment in the disturbed fill), but 6m to the east of centre in a small pit c0.5m deep was a secondary cremation of a female or youth in a large fragmented urn, set upright and with a circular oak cover. Among the burnt bones was a flint knife and a flint flake. Between this and the eastern edge of the mound was a post hole containing oak charcoal.
The mound was built of earth, gravel and grey clay, and in this were worked flints, a flint knife, sherds of Neolithic B ware, and of a collared urn, and a flint petit tranchet. A ditch surrounded the barrow. Peterborough or Mortlake ware was in the disturbed area possibly from the earliest deposition.
|National grid square||ST|
|Bibliographic source||Gray 1931, Grinsell 1969|
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