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Site name Winterborne St Martin 31, Clandon Barrow
Site number 786
Burial codes 4001 4005 4022 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4085 4091 4098 4104 4111 4121 4123 4128 4141 4152 4161 4181 2002 2005 2022 2023 2025 2028 2030 2035 2042 2046 2051 2065 2072 2084 2091 2098 2104 2108 2110 2111 2128 2143 2152 2153 2181
2500bc-14/1300bc A bowl barrow, whose mound comprised layers of sand, clay and gravel, and whose primary interment was not found before excavation was discontinued. On a bed of fine white clay was a flint cairn c0.3m thick and c2.4m in diameter. Among the flints was scattered a broken amber cup. On top of the cairn was placed a broken bronze dagger with remnants of a wooden sheath and a bronze ring, a diamond shaped ornament of thin beaten gold incised with lozenge patterns, and a shale mace-head with 5 shale bosses capped with conical gold covers.

Below the cairn was a broken incense cup, scattered over the white clay. A (?)post hole was recorded in the surface below the cairn c0.3m deep. A collared urn like a food vessel was found crushed flat on a thin stratum of ash and small flints about 0.45m above the flint cairn surface. This was a secondary interment.
8/700bc-100bc Further secondary interments were at the top of the mound: two stone pits oriented EW, with fine sand floors, one containing an adult inhumation, the other a child c15 or under, both assumed to be secondary Iron Age or Romano-British burials, but with no dating evidence. Between these and the secondary cremations there were three distinct ash layers.
Remains/Period Y4 Y2
County Dorset
Region S
National grid square SY
X coordinate 656
Y coordinate 890
Bibliographic source Acland 1915, Drew and Piggott 1936b


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