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Site name Dorchester-on-Thames Site XIII, The Big Rings Henge
Site number 876
Burial codes 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4031 4065 4084 4184
2500bc-14/1300bc A large sub-circular double ditched enclosure, with two opposed entrances N and S and a bank between the ditches. Its maximum outer diameter was c190m. A and B Beaker pottery was found in the primary layers of the inner ditch, some from a late long necked style, some from a middle style, some local. Some plain ware sherds were found at various depths, and 4 sherds of collared urn from 50cm depth in the inner ditch. There was little evidence for the use of the interior. There had been some Iron Age activity on the site, as sherds of middle Iron Age type were found in the middle to upper filling of the outer ditch.

[Order suggested by Whittle et al 1992: Dorchester Site VIII, 1, III, XI, II, I, IV, V, VI, 2, 3, XIV, XII, XIII, 4, VII, IX].
Remains/Period N4
County Oxfordshire
Region SE
National grid square SU
X coordinate 573
Y coordinate 955
Bibliographic source Whittle, Atkinson, Chambers and Thomas 1992


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