Gun Port,burial mound 45m N ofSM5002
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- Supplementary Information Updated
- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary rather than defensive or domestic)
- Local Authority
- NH 61895 68101
- 261895, 868101
The monument is a burial mound of the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, measuring 25m in diameter and 4m high. The area to be scheduled measures 40m across, to include the mound and an area around it in which traces associated with the construction and use of the mound will survive, as marked in red on the attached map. The fence bounding the scheduled area to the S is specifically excluded from
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance as a well preserved burial mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practice. It is of further importance because pollen and features sealed beneath the mound can increase our understanding of the environment and land use immediately prior to its construction.
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