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Bushy Barrow

Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)


Details of Barrow on Pastscape

(ST 87047379). Tumulus. (NR). (1) Tumulus. (NR). (Site of.) (NAT.)
Adjoining copse called Bushy Barrow. (2)
A tumulus was not visible to Crawford in 1932; 'only a flattish platform as for a house', at the site marked. (3)
There were irregularities in the next field to the south. Passmore could find nothing in 1952.(4) Grinsell lists it as Bushy Barrow, under Biddestone, as a bowl barrow, 8 paces in diameter and 6 inches high; but gives it, in error, the N.G.R. of the castle mound in Corsham (ST 87 SE 4). (3-5)
There are now no remains of this barrow. Its site, just off the crest of a hill, is represented by a level area which suggests that the mound was deliberately removed. Hedging ditches cut into the fringes of the mound shown on the OS 25'
(pre 1932). No significant features were noted in fields to the south. (4)
Published detail amended on OS 25' for AO records. (6)

( 1) General reference O.S. 25".
( 2) General reference O.S. 6".1955.
( 3) General reference Rec. 6" (O.G.S.Crawford.) (4.2.32.)
( 4) General reference Letter. (A.D.Passmore.) (30.12.52)
( 5) General reference V.C.H. Wilts., 1.1957.157. (L.V.Grinsell.)
( 6) Field Investigators Comments F1 MJF 27-APR-76
Chance Posted by Chance
12th October 2012ce

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