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|Description ||SHIPTON BARROW
A barrow cemetery including an enclosure, a barrow, a burial mound and a bowl barrow. The bronze age barrow is a stone and earth cairn. The burial mound, or Saxon hlaew, is an earth and stone mound constructed in two tiers. There were human bones in the top of the mound which were partially excavated in l976. With them was an iron buckle or the early medieval or dark ages. The bowl barrow has been reduced by cultivation. A three sided enclosure, of the kind associated with the Saxon hlaew, has an open fourth side including the bronze age barrow. The sides are 63 m. long with a 3m wide and 1m high bank and ditch which is 2m wide. The field layout follows the N and W sides, while the S is levelled by cultivation.
|h fenton |
| shipton barrow (near Shipton-Under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire) summer/autumn 2007, badgers are currently digging this barrow. Bones have been seen in their spoil heaps|
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