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Kingston Down Grave 215

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posted on 10.11.2021, 15:30 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Tumulus of the middle size; the grave was about three feet deep; there certainly was no coffin, the grave being so very narrow that there could not be room, I think, for anything more than the corpse, which must also have been that of a very slender person. This grave was much about the usual breadth all the way down, till within, one foot of the bottom, when it was contracted in the manner I mention, and seemed to have been contrived so as exactly to fit the body. The bones were very sound, and were found lying as close as possible to the sides of the trench. Nothing. Feet to the east.


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August 12th, 1771


Faussett 1856

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