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Three Burrows

Round Barrow(s)


‘Drive By’ 17.4.12

There are 3 Barrows right next to the junction of the busy A30 / A390.
I thought it would be easy enough to spot the Barrows from the A30 but I was wrong!

E.H. state:
‘Three plough-reduced Bronze Age bowl barrows situated just east of Chiverton Cross at Three Burrows. The tree barrows probably gave rise to the place-name for the area. Two barrows lie about 25m apart and appear as mounds between 20m and 22m in diameter 1m high. The third barrow – 80m west of the pair – has a mound 1.5m high and 20m in diameter with traces of a surrounding quarry ditch’.
Posted by CARL
30th April 2012ce

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