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DURRINGTON 53 (GODDARD)

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A Bronze Age bowl barrow survives as earthworks and forms part of the cemetery group recorded as Monument Number 219428. It comprises a roughly circular mound with a step or ledge around all but the very western side which may suggest two phases of construction. The lower mound is circa 1m and the upper mound 0.4m high. The summit is 5m across, the ledge a maximum of 2m wide and the base of the mound is 18m in diameter. The mound has been damaged by ploughing and is now slightly narrower to the north-east and south-west. The barrow was excavated in the early 19th century by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, who located a possible primary cremation with a bone pin (Barrow 107:1812). It was listed as Durrington 53 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 at 1:1000 in December 2011 as part of English Heritage's Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project.

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