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Symonds Hall Farm

Long Barrow


Pastscape description:

The site was described by J Smyth (c.1640) as one barrow; Thomas Leman c.1790 referred to two barrows, and Fosbroke in 1807 wrote that a barrow here had been excavated a few years previously, but "its contents proved uninteresting". The Tithe map (c) (1847) gives 'Barrow Piece or Tump' in field No 183. The balance of evidence favours a long barrow dug in the middle about 1780'.

Inspection of APs tends to confirm these two mounds as two parts of a long barrow, with broad end to NE.

ST 7971 9596. This long barrow comprises an elongated mound 82.0 metres along its long axis (NE-SW) and 34.0 metres transversely and up to 1.7 metres in height. The summit is divided into two distinct mounds and it is badly mutilated and denuded by annual ploughing.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
28th October 2011ce

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