The Bronze Age Barrow at Teddington, by Ken Howe

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The Bronze Age Barrow at Teddington, by Ken Howe
The Bronze Age Barrow at Teddington, by Ken Howe

Booklet published by the Twickenham Local History Society in 2005, 28 pages. A5 size booklet (N6298)

From the introduction: As a boy, I remember clambering over a small hillock at the side of the road in Sandy Lane without then knowing that it was the remains of a Bronze Age Barrow. Many years later I met Scott McCraken, an archaeologist working with the Museum of London, who was speaking of one of his Kingston excavations and asked him what was known of this site. He kindly supplied me with a copy of the Excavation Report and several other references and I decided to try and put them together and bring the history up to date. The story of the Bronze Age Barrow at Teddington is a modern tale of mystery, vested interests and bungling inefficiency that would not look out of place in an episode of Yes Minister. I had not realised that so much detective work would be involved. Looking back, it is surprising to see that this all started in March 1985 but at least some progress has been made since then. Contents include:
  • Introduction
  • Early History
  • The Excavation
  • The Results
  • John Yonge Akerman
  • Charles Bridger
  • John Thomas Quekett
  • Rev Thomas Hugo
  • The Artefacts
  • The Barrow
  • Footnotes
  • Acknowledgements
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

     
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