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Site name Church Knowle 9, Knowle Hill
Site number 679
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4043 4047 4051 4065 4071 4075 4084 4098 4104 4111 4123 4143 4151 4152 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A bowl barrow of oval shape oriented NE/SW built on top of a small natural knoll of chalk. There was a primary interment of a cremation in a pit dug in the chalk accompanied by a bronze dagger, about 1.2m south of the barrow centre, the oblong pit being oriented NW/SE. A primary mound of humus covered the pit which was filled at the lower level with dark mould and in the upper with loose chalk, earth, and flints.

The later mound was built from ditch upcast (loose earth and chalk), and covered two secondary inhumations laid on the surface of the primary mound. There was a small scatter of Middle or Late Bronze Age cinerary urn sherds in this layer of the secondary mound. The two burials were near the barrow centre, the first being roughly NS and dismembered, some broken bones having been severely burnt, and around about much charcoal and one worked flint was found. 0.9m to the north of this was a heap of bones of an adult male, undisturbed and not burnt. No grave goods accompanied these. The secondary barrow was not datable unless presuming the sherds were contemporary.
Remains/Period Y4
County Dorset
Region S
National grid square SY
X coordinate 946
Y coordinate 824
Bibliographic source Frend 1954


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