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|Site name||Lord of the Manor Site IID, Thanet|
|Burial codes||4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4033 4042 4048 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4104 4111 4128 4141 4153 4159 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A roughly circular ditched enclosure c22-23m in diameter with an entrance nearly 6m wide at the SW, and an internal bank or mound. The ditch was irregular in width and depth, and a series of narrow slots had been cut in the bottom, with marking out lines for their extension. There was an irregular area of loose, clean broken chalk in the NW quadrant backfilling a group of shallow scoops and hollows, some of which cut the inner ditch edge. Two or three pits had been dug though this. Two further sub-rectangular pits were dug between this and a made-up platform of tight rammed chalk in the SE quadrant. A spread of earth and close packed flints lay in a semi-circle on the south side of this feature. A small hearth was at the north west edge of the platform; it was sealed by a roughly circular area of dark, charcoal flecked soil, containing scraps of bone, unpatinated struck flints and a few scraps of (probably) Beaker pottery.
A setting of five posts surrounded the chalk platform, 2 cutting the platform and the flint and earth spread. 4 more post holes had been cut beyond the latter feature, to the south east. Over one of the post holes a small grave had been cut, containing a poorly preserved crouched burial. Several of the posts had been renewed.
|National grid square||TR|
|Bibliographic source||Perkins and MacPherson-Grant 1981|
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