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Butt Mound bowl barrow, Silk Willoughby



Reference Name MLI60724

Name:
Butt Mound bowl barrow, Silk Willoughby

Summary:
Mound known as Butt Mound in Butt Lees. This mound is probably a Bronze Age bowl barrow that has been re-used in the medieval and post medieval periods.

Location:
SILK WILLOUGHBY, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 60724
[This record includes material from PRN 60969, now deleted.]
A mound 3ft high and 30ft in diameter known as Butt Mound and associated with the field name of Butt Lees. {1}
A grassy mound left in an arable field, 1.0m high and 10m diameter.{2}
Butt Mound is one of a group of four mounds which was recorded in Butt Lees in the early twentieth century. The only other mound still evident, Folk Moot (PRN 60722), is the subject of a separate scheduling. The group appears to represent the remains of a Bronze Age barrow cemetery. The Butt Mound is thought to have been re-used as an archery butt in the medieval and post medieval periods. {4}

Sources:
1 Scheduling record: HBMC. 1972. AM 7. -
2 Scheduling record: HBMC. 1987. AM 107. -
3 Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. FN84
4 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Revised scheduling document 22751. MPP 23
5 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. TF 04 SE; TF0542; LI.843.6.2
6 Index: Ordnance Survey. Silk Willoughby O.S. cards. SILK WILLOUGHBY. TF 04 SE; 2
7 Index: Silk Willoughby SMR cards. SILK WILLOUGHBY. TF 04 SE; C

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