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BUSH BARROW

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An Early Bronze Age bowl barrow, known as "Bush Barrow", survives as earthworks. It has been recorded as part of the Normanton Down (Centre) barrow group (Monument Number 219537) and forms part of the Normanton Down round barrow cemetery (Monument Number 1531088). The round barrow was excavated in 1808 by William Cunnington for Sir Richard Colt Hoare (Barrow 158). They found a primary inhumation of an adult male laid north-south accompanied by one of the most spectacular grave assemblages ever found in Britain, including: two lozenges of sheet gold, a polished macehead and 5 cylindrical bone mounts, bronze and copper daggers, and thousands of gold pins used to decorate the hilt (in Devizes Museum). The round barrow was listed as Wilsford 5 by Goddard and subsequently by Grinsell. It was surveyed at a scale of 1:1000 in April 2010 as part of English Heritage's Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project. The surviving earthworks have an overall diameter of 49m and comprise a large mound with breaks in slope suggesting three phases of development. The round barrow stands 3.3m high and its summit measures 10.5m in diameter: the summit is occupied by an oval hollow, 6m in diameter and 0.7m deep, perhaps from Cunnington's excavations. The monument has been damaged by grazing animals and vegetation (from which it takes its name).

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