Information for record number MWA650:
Undated burial, Burton Dassett.

Summary The site of a single burial of unknown date. It was found on Bonfire Hill, Burton Dassett.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial, Inhumation
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Burton Dassett
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 39 52
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Around 1909 an almost perfect skeleton was reported to have been found at the summit of the hill lying opposite to Mount Pleasant, at the N end of the ridge on which stands the beacon and windmill. The find was made by some men who were getting out a few stones to mend gateways. Unfortunately, no responsible person heard of this until a few days later, when the skeleton had disappeared. A search was then made among the loose stones and pieces of rock which remained, and many fragments of bones and skulls of different sizes were unearthed; there were also a few well-worn teeth: Nothing was found with the skeleton.
2 Noted.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: TBAS vol 50
Author/originator: Westacott E C
Date: 1924
Page Number: 58
Volume/Sheet: 50
Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 25NE6
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1968
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
source TBAS Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society is a journal produced by the society annually. It contains articles about archaeological field work that has taken place in Birmingham and Warwickshire in previous years. Copies of the journal are kept by the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument WINDMILL * A tower-like structure of wood or brick with a wooden cap and sails which are driven around by the wind producing power to work the internal machinery. Use with product type where known. back
monument BEACON * A site or structure on which a signal, especially a fire, could be placed as a warning or means of communication. Use for beacon sites or surviving beacon structures. back
monument INHUMATION * An interment of unburnt, articulated human remains. Use specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument GATEWAY * A substantial structure supporting or surrounding a gate. May be ornate or monumental, and have associated structures such as lodges, tollbooths, guard houses etc. back
monument BURIAL * An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific type where known. If component use with wider site type. Use FUNERARY SITE for optimum retrieval in searches. back

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