Possible Neolithic Mortuary Enclosure, Barford
The site of a C-shaped enclosure containing pits and post holes. It may have been a Neolithic mortuary enclosure. The site is 1km north east of Bushey Hill, Barford.
1 Excavated 1972-3. A C-shaped enclosure at the end of the cursus (MWA719) was totally excavated. It was termed the ‘mortuary enclosure’ on typological grounds; there was in fact no evidence for this or any other function, nor for its date. Within the enclosure were pits and post holes, the latter possibly evidence of a structure whose plan cannot readily be resolved. The relationship between the cursus and the enclosure was uncertain.
2 The date and exact significance of this structure is unknown.
4 Scheduled as Warwickshire Monument No 139.
5 The site has now been descheduled.