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|Site name||Winterbourne Stoke 38, Greenlands Farm|
|Burial codes||4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4043 4047 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4093 4098 4104 4111 4121 4128 4141 4152 4161 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A round barrow with ditch, the mound formed of turves, which had been burnt so thoroughly that red and black scorching remained from the modern down to the old surface. This implies that the turves were fired during the construction of the mound. An outer chalk envelope probably encased the mound, from the traces left at the edge.
There was a primary urned cremation of an adult with an associated amber bead near the barrow centre, with four stake holes around in an approximate rectangle. An arc of stake holes was concentric with the inner edge of the ditch on the east side. A second urn was found in the burnt mound material, and the base of a third on the turf mound. Also a human skull was recovered from burnt mound material in the south west quadrant.
|National grid square||SU|
|Bibliographic source||Hoare 1812, Gingell 1988|
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