Medieval or Post Medieval burial

Description of this historic site

The site of burials of uncertain date. A Medieval/Post Medieval weapon which was also found at the site, may have been associated with the burials. The location is on Temple Hill, south of the Welcombe Hotel.

Notes about this historic site

1 In 1792 labourers found on the summit of Temple Hill, some 0.3m below the surface, many human bones including a whole skeleton with a small piece of iron weapon in the skull. A few days later an ‘ancient weapon’ was found (PRN 5160).
2 The weapon is 15th to 17th century and is therefore unlikely to have any bearing on the mound as an artificial feature.