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DURRINGTON 49 (GODDARD)

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A Bronze Age bowl barrow survives as earthworks. It is the easternmost 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 1.4m high: its summit measures 5.8m in diameter and its base 11m. A shallow ditch, 0.3m and 3m wide, extends around all but the western side. The barrow was excavated in the early 19th century by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, who found a deep circular cist with ashes (Barrow 103: 1812). It was listed as Durrington 49 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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