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The Clump

Long Barrow


Pastscape description:

A probable long barrow known locally as "The Clump", it is 130ft long by 60ft wide by 5ft high, orientated from NE to SW. It has been roughly dug over, and is now planted with trees and enclosed by a modern wall. There is a local tradition of soldiers being buried here, but the site is thought by Overy to be the possible remains merely of quarrying for "tilestone". (Witts shows his round barrow No 94 here on his map, but this may be due to his wrongly locating ST 79 SE 14).

This feature has been considerably mutilated by stone digging with the result that there are now only amorphous remains which measure up to 1.7m high. It seems probable that it was a long barrow.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
28th October 2011ce

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