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MONUMENT NO. 28274

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This large round barrow is now only visible as a low swell in an arable field at 140m O.D. The profile of the barrow is retained in the hedgeline that bisects it from north to south but the whole of its eastern half has been obliterated by the Brotton-Kilton road. The barrow would originally have measured about 20m in diameter. Howe Hill was excavated by Hornsby and Stanton in 1914; they discovered that the mound was made up with a clay floor, overlain by 'a cairn 30 feet long and 3 feet high' of diorite cobbles, capped by a layer of earth. Cut into the clay floor were two graves: the first was oriented north-south and measured 2m long by 0.9m wide at the old land surface and was 0.7m deep. The grave was filled with 'medium sized stones' with a 'thin dark layer', thought to be an inhumation burial, on the floor; 8 of the stones bore cupmarks. The second grave, oriented north-east, south-west, was 2.5m long by 0.9m wide at the old ground surface, reducing to 1.8m long by 0.5m wide at its bottom, 1.3m below. This grave, which was filled with stones, also contained a tree trunk coffin of oak, measuring 1.5m long, 0.5m wide at the head, 0.20m wide at the foot, and 0.25m deep. At the head (north-east) were found the unburnt skull fragments of a man laid on his right side. Unaccompanied cremations had been placed at both ends of the coffin. 16 cupmarked stones were among the infill of the grave. Between the graves was a large boulder with 25 cupmarks, of which 5 had concentric rings. A further unaccompanied cremation was found 7m south-south-west of centre.

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