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DURRINGTON 48 (GODDARD)

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A Bronze Age bowl barrow survives as earthworks. It forms the centre of an alignment of three small barrows within the cemetery group recorded as Monument Number 219428. The round barrow comprises a circular mound which stands 1.3m high: the summit measures 4.5m and the base 12m in diameter. There is the slight suggestion of a ditch to the north and east, 0.2m deep and conjoined with that around Durrington 47 (Monument Number 858715), although this may be wear and tear associated with the agricultural fencing which crosses the western side of the barrow. The barrow was excavated in the early 19th century by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, who found a primary cremation with the remains of cloth wrapping within a cist (Barrow 102:1812). It was listed as Durrington 48 by Goddard (1913) and as a bowl barrow by Grinsell (1957). The site was mapped at a scale of 1:10,000 from aerial photographs as part of the RCHME: Salisbury Plain Training Area NMP project and the mapping revised at a scale of 1:2500 for the English Heritage Stonehenge WHS Mapping Project. The round barrow was also surveyed at 1:1000 in 2011 as part of English Heritage's Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project.

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