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Site name Barrow Hills Field 14, Radley
Site number 977
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4098 4102 4111 4123 4129 4141 4152 4153 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A double ring ditched disc barrow contained the primary cremation of a female with a small bronze knife or razor of leaf shape, the remains of a second bronze blade and a small biconical vessel with lugs. This vessel may be a hybrid of local and Deverel-Rimbury elements. The remains were found in a large central pit 1.5m in diameter and 0.9m deep, filled to the brim with earth heavily impregnated with charcoal, and the pit lip burnt to a bright red colour. There were no other finds in ditches or in the barrow itself.

There were stake holes on the outer and inner edges of the outer ring ditch, extending from the north west round to the south east via north. The sandy soil in the remaining sector may have resulted in their disappearance. The ditches varied in width and depth, the upcast being thrown to the outer sides.
Remains/Period Y4
County Berkshire
Region SE
National grid square SU
X coordinate 517
Y coordinate 984
Bibliographic source Leeds 1936, Grinsell 1939b


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