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Site name Bishopston Burch, Fairwood Common
Site number 374
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4046 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4091 4096 4104 4108 4128 4143 4152 4153 4154 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A round barrow with primary burial pit dug 0.6m into subsoil, measuring 1.8m x 1.5m oriented N/S. An inverted overhanging rim urn of Abercromby Iiii type covered a small heap of calcined bones of a child c10-14. After burial the pit was filled with small stones, and a scatter of oak and hazel charcoal. 1.8m west of the pit was a second small oval pit with a dark filling including a handful of finely crushed charcoal. A stone cairn covered the pit, resting on the old soil surface. Over the stone cairn was a mound of mixed turf and clay.

There were traces of secondary burials: fragments of cinerary urn (all of overhanging rim type) towards the centre of the cairn, respectively south east, east, north east and north of the primary pit. The first was in a charcoal patch 1.2m x 0.9m.
Remains/Period Y4
County West Glamorgan
Region SW
National grid square SS
X coordinate 572
Y coordinate 910
Bibliographic source Williams 1944-45


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