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GORSEY BIGBURY

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A Neolithic henge surviving as earthworks and located on a limestone spur of the Mendips. The site has seen excavation on three occasions - trial trenching in 1928 was followed by 5 seasons of excavation between 1931 and 1935. The entrance area was re-examined in 1965. The site is defined...

WOR BARROW

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Neolithic long barrow located near the crest of Oakley Down, orientated roughly northwest-southeast. Listed by RCHME as Sixpenny Handley 29 and by Grinsell as Handley I. Excavated totally by Pitt Rivers in 1893-4, prior to excavation it comprised a mound 150 feet long, 75 feet wide and 12...

SILBURY HILL

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A Late Neolithic flat-topped conical mound which stands to a height of some 37 metres above an encircling quarry ditch. Excavation has occurred on several occasions, beginning with the digging of a shaft from the top in 1776-7, and including an attempt to dig a horizontal tunnel to the cen...

MOUNT PLEASANT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A large henge enclosure, partially extant as an earthwork, located on the southeast side of Dorchester. The site comprises a ditch and outer bank defining an irregular sub-oval area, the enclosure circuit being interrupted by four entrances. The maximum external diameter of the site is aro...

LIFFS LOW

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A Neolithic round cairn initially excavated in 1843 by Bateman, who discovered a central sub-rectangular cist containing a crouched adult inhumation with antler macehead, a unique decorated pottery vessel, 2 edge-polished flint axes plus flint lozenge arrowheads, spearheads, a knife, a ser...

MAUMBURY RINGS

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A sub-circular earthwork enclosure which originated in the later Neolithic as a henge. The site was substantially modified in the Roman period when it was adapted for use as an amphitheatre. A further phase of remodelling occured during the Civil War, when the site was used as an artillery...