107/2010 - Stonehenge World Heritage Site Landscape Project: Winterbourne Stoke Crossroads

Report Number: 107/2010
Series: Research Department Reports
Pages: 56

 

Summary

To the north-west of the Winterbourne Stoke Crossroads (also known as the Longbarrow Crossroads but now a roundabout) is a large group of barrows, as well as other earthworks of unknown date, those related to the early 20th-century Larkhill Military Railway and adjacent features both outside and inside the plantation known as Winterbourne Stoke Clump. Seventeen of the barrows have been assigned to what has been known, since the early 20th century, as the Winterbourne Stoke Crossroads barrow cemetery, which straddles the parish boundary between Winterbourne Stoke and Amesbury. Of these, nine or ten are aligned on the prominent long barrow. A further cluster of eight small round barrows lies to the north-west of this group. There is Bronze Age settlement immediately to the west and south-west, partly under the modern roundabout, and probably contemporary field systems. The area covered by the barrows was surveyed at a scale of 1:1000 in August 2009 and January 2010 as part of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS) Landscape Project. This has revealed previously unrecorded features and demonstrated some chronological relationships between the barrows.

 

Author(s)

Newsome , S , Bowden , M , Komar , A , Bax , S

Keyword(s)

Analytical Landscape Survey , Bronze Age , Landscape Park , Prehistoric , Survey

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