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Record details

BCC record ID:0062700000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Early Bronze Age round barrow recorded in excavation in the 1930s and found to have had one central Early Bronze Age inhumation, two Late Bronze Age cremations and pits and two inhumations and five to six cremations of an early Saxon date inserted into the mound, which was disturbed in the seventeenth century
Grid Reference:SP 77330 01090
Parish:

BLEDLOW-CUM-SAUNDERTON, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Ancient Monument
  • Planning Notification Area

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?No

Full description

Dimensions - Radius 0009 m Height 0002
Plan Form - CIRCULAR
BOWL BARROW, NO DITCH, ERECTED EBA, OVER CENTRAL INHUMATION. SUBSEQUENTLY USED FOR 2 LBA CREMATIONS & OTHER RITUAL PITS WITH ANIMAL BONE, & 2 INHUMATIONS & 5-6 CREMATIONS OF EARLY-MID SAXON PERIOD. CENTRAL PART OF BARROW REMOVED C17 & REDEPOSITED, INCLUDING PRIMARY BURIAL (B1-6). WAS BARROW, IN FACT, SAXON, NOT BA? (B15).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: HEAD J F 1938 EXCAVATION OF THE COP ROUND BARROW, BLEDLOW RECSOFBUCKS13PP313-351"".
<2>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SP 70 SE 13 (FILED).
<3>Scheduling record: SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS JUNE 1924 (REVISED OCTOBER 1992).
<4>Bibliographic reference: HEAD J F 1955 EARLY MAN IN SOUTH BUCKS PP18,32,41,54,97,146-147.
<5>Bibliographic reference: HEAD J F 1946 BUCKS AD 450-700, IN RECSOFBUCKS14P314"".
<6>Bibliographic reference: J F HEAD NOTES, CORRESPONDENCE, PHOTOS & SITE ARCHIVE (GIVEN BY HIS WIDOW IN MARCH 1984, FILED).
<7>Bibliographic reference: KEILLER A, PIGGOTT S & WALLIS F S 1941 THE PETROLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION OF STONE AXES, IN PPS(NEWSER.
<8>Index: CBA PETROLOGICAL CARD BU 6 (FILED).
<9>Bibliographic reference: DALWOOD C H (BCM) APRIL 1988.
<10>Bibliographic reference: DALWOOD C H (BCM) 1984 (NOTE FILED)/MDA CARD AYBCM: 105 X 57 (CF O'CONNO-R B 1980 LATER BRONZE AGE, .
<11>Bibliographic reference: GIBSON A M (LEICESTER UNIV) 1978 (DRAWINGS OF BEAKER POTTERY, FILED).
<12>Unpublished document: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTER.
<13>Article in serial: BRITNELL W J 1976 ANTLER CHEEKPIECES OF THE BRITISH LATE BRONZE AGE, IN ANTIQUARIESJOURNAL56PP24-34".
<14>Bibliographic reference: KING DR C E (ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD) OCT 1983/BCM COIN CATALOGUE.
<15>Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M 1992 THE COP ROUND BARROW AT BLEDLOW: PREHISTORIC OR SAXON? IN RECSOFBUCKS34PP11-13"".
<16>Verbal communication: DAMANT C (BCC COUNTRYSIDE OFFICER) TO FARLEY M E (BCM) DECEMBER 1994 PERS COMM (CORRESPONDENCE & .
<17>Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project: Regions 7 (Thames) and 10 (Warwickshire Avon). Site p180

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC10021:

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Images

Bledlow Cop barrow  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERABledlow Cop barrow  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERABledlow Cop barrow  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERABledlow Cop barrow  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERACremation urn from a Saxon burial on The Cop, Bledlow  © Buckinghamshire County MuseumSaxon burial in The Cop round barrow, Bledlow  © J Head

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council