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Two Burrows

Round Barrow(s)


Visited 17.4.12

Situated next to a minor road in Two Burrows – just to the west of Three Burrows!

I came off the main junction of the A30 / A390 and took the B3277 North West.
I then planned to come off the B3277 and take the minor road to the Barrows.
Unfortunately there was resurfacing work going on and the road was closed.

I therefore pared at the entrance to a cricket club and was able to spot the Barrows in the distance, just beyond some electricity pylons.

They both looked large and covered in gorse.

E.H. state:
‘Two Bronze Age bowl barrows alongside the road from Two Burrows to Mount Hawke. The eastern barrow is 2.8m high and 22m across with a rounded profile. It has a large central depression which may be the result of an antiquarian excavation or internal collapse. The barrow 125m to the west is larger being 3.6m high and 24m across. The two barrows are almost certainly the barrows which have given their name to the area’.
Posted by CARL
30th April 2012ce

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