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AMESBURY 48 (GODDARD)

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A Bronze Age round barrow, known as Amesbury 48, survives as earthworks and forms part of the Cursus barrow cemetery (Monument Number 219681). The round barrow has an overall diameter of 38m and comprises a roughly circular mound, only 0.3m high, surrounded by a concentric ring ditch, with a very slight outer bank. A slight causeway crosses the ditch to the north of the mound. Excavations by Colt Hoare in the early 19th century (Barrow 33) recovered a primary cremation with beads of stone, amber and faience, some of which are in Devizes Museum. In 1913 Maud Cunnington noted the barrow was in good condition having never been ploughed but the barrow was subsequently ploughed for much of the 20th century. The barrow was listed as Amesbury 48 by Goddard (as a disc-shaped barrow) and by Grinsell (as a bowl barrow with outer bank). The barrow was surveyed at 1:1000 by English Heritage in April 2009 as part of the Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project. The surviving earthworks suggest the central mound was relatively broad with no berm between the barrow mound and the surrounding ring ditch: perhaps a saucer barrow.

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