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Round Barrow(s)


Details of barrow on Pastscape

Bronze Age bowl barrow reused as the the meeting place of the Domesday Hundreds of Bere. It is situated on a spur overlooking the Bere Valley to the east. The monument concists of a mound 16m in diameter and 2.2m high, it is surounded by an infilled ditch 1.5m wide.

(SY 8446 9377) Hundred Barrow (Tumulus) (NR) (1)
Large bowl barrow, no details. (2)
This barrow has a diameter of 18.0 metres and a height of 2.6 metres. It has no surrounding ditch and is covered with thorn bushes, brambles and ferns. No visible trace of mutilation. A bowl barrow. (3)
SY 8446 9378. Hundred Barrow, bowl barrow, 58ft diameter and 7ft high damaged by rabbits on summit of small spur. (4)
Hundred Barrow was the meeting place of the old Domesday hundred of Bere. In the 12th century, a smaller hundred named after the barrow, i.e. Barrow (or Hundreds Barrow) was created out of the original Bere hundred. (5)
SY 8446 9377. Hundred Barrow. Resurveyed at 1:2500 on M.S.D. (6)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1902.
( 2) General reference Dorset Barrows Ms 1935-54 (L V Grinsell)
( 3) Field Investigators Comments F1 JR 15-SEP-52
( 4) Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) 1970 An inventory of historical monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume two : south-east [in three parts] pt 3, No. 76. Page(s)436
( 5) English Place-Name Society : the survey of English place-names [county volumes] Dorset 1, 1977 (A D Mills) Page(s)278, 288
( 6) Field Investigators Comments F2 JGB 06-FEB-81
( 7) General reference English Heritage Schedule Entry 17/4/1997
Chance Posted by Chance
9th March 2012ce
Edited 8th April 2013ce

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