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MONUMENT NO. 859223

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A Bronze Age disc barrow, listed by Grinsell as Winterbourne Stoke 50, and part of the barrow group recorded as SU 14 SW 19. Possibly excavated by Cunnington in the early 19th century. Colt Hoare lists two sets of finds from disc barrows in this group, probably this one and Winterbourne Stoke 49 (SU 14 SW 299). These comprise an interment and a "broken dart of brass"; and burnt bones, amber rings and beads, jet beads and the point of a "brass dart". Excavations by Vatcher in 1961 identified a central grave pit with a bronze awl, surrounded by a stake-hole circle 7.3 metres in diameter. The ditch, 41.5 metres in diameter, contained a human skull. Romano-British pottery was found in the ploughsoil. Only the ditch and traces of the outer bank survive as earthworks.

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