Information for record number MWA3449:
Possible Round Barrow E of fishponds

Summary The possible site of a round barrow, a mound of earth usually built to conceal a burial. The round barrow was probably of Bronze Age date and contained a human burial. It was located at King's Newnham.
What Is It?  
Type: Round Barrow, Burial, Barrow
Period: Bronze Age (2600 BC - 601 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Kings Newnham
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 45 77
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Barrow, site only, near the site of a demolished church at Newnham Regis. Finds included inhumation burial of unusually large upright position.
2 Authors refer to a tumulus near to the site of a demolished church. Burgess describes finds of "an upright skeleton of a man of enormous size, and quantities of black and burnt animal matters, relics of old pagan burials of long ago."
5 RSNHS 1875 shows this as being the site of "an ancient British settlement."
6 The exact site is not known, but may be the above location.

Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: RSNHS
Date: 1889
Page Number: 32-37
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwickshire
Author/originator: Burgess A
Page Number: 235
Source No: 5
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: RSNHS
Date: 1875
Page Number: 82, fig 6
Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: RSNHS
Date: 1874
Page Number: 35-37
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 86
Date: 1974
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 86
Source No: 6
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Darkes G T
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3101
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. 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
period Bronze Age About 2500 BC to 700 BC

The Bronze Age comes after the Neolithic period and before the Iron Age.

The day to day life of people in the Bronze Age probably changed little from how their ancestors had lived during the Neolithic period. They still lived in farmsteads, growing crops and rearing animals.

During the Bronze Age people discovered how to use bronze, an alloy of tin and copper (hence the name that has given to this era). They used it to make their tools and other objects, although they continued to use flint and a range of organic materials as well. A range of bronze axes, palstaves and spears has been found in Warwickshire.
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monument BARROW * Artificial mound of earth, turf and/or stone, normally constructed to contain or conceal burials. Use specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument INHUMATION * An interment of unburnt, articulated human remains. Use specific type where known. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. 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
monument MOUND * A natural or artificial elevation of earth or stones, such as the earth heaped upon a grave. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROUND BARROW * Hemispherical mound surrounded by a ditch (or occasionally two or more concentric ditches), often accompanied by an external (or occasionally internal) bank. Mound and ditch may sometimes be separated by a berm. Use specific type where known. back

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