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Site name Pamphill, Wimbourne Minster, Barford Farm
Site number 732
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4043 4046 4051 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4104 4108 4128 4143 4152 4153 4181 4200
2500bc-14/1300bc A double ring ditched bowl barrow containing a Late Neolithic pit with grooved ware pottery sherds, daub, charcoal and animal bone, and flint (worked and not) producing HAR-9596.

There were two oval pits just east of centre of the inner ring ditch, one filled with clean chalk, the other (Pit 9) containing unidentifiable fragments of cremated bone in the top layer and a crouched inhumation of a child c2 in silts at the base of the pit. The bone produced HAR-9819. There was a shallow scoop (Feature 7) which had been a cremation pit, at the exact centre of the barrow with a little cremated bone.

The inner ditch provided a charcoal sample HAR-9597 from just above the primary silt in close correspondence with the date of the child burial. The outer ring ditch provided no dating evidence but is presumed to have been dug to enlarge the barrow mound. The outer ditch had been recut to clarify its outline rather than to enlarge it. Collective ceramic evidence dates the outer ditch to the Late Bronze Age period (biconical urn sherd, bucket urn fragments, and grog-tempered ware).

RC: HAR-9596 2230 +/- 90, HAR-9819 1630 +/- 80, HAR-9597 1689 +/-120
Remains/Period Y4
County Dorset
Region S
National grid square ST
X coordinate 967
Y coordinate 5
Bibliographic source Howard 1990


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