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Flock Down Field Barrows

Round Barrow(s)


Details of Barrows on Pastscape

Two Bronze Age Bowl Barrows found in Flock Down Field, off Lansdown Road, and 400 yards North-West of Beckford Tower.
[ST 7340 6771] TUMULUS [G.T.] [One of two 'Tumuli' shown on O.S. 1", 1830] (1)
A tumulus, situated in a field on the west side of the Lansdown Road, and about 400 yards north-west of Beckford Tower, [sited at ST 7375 6760 approx. (3)] was excavated Sept./Oct. 1909 and found to contain 27 cremations, some in urns, and one inhumation.(2)
[ST 7331 6780] A second round barrow in this field (Flock Down) is visible although greatly flattened by ploughing. Scatter of burnt bones produced by ploughing. (4)
The published feature is a much spread bowl barrow 0.3m high. Published survey (25") revised. A slight rise at ST 73276781 is visible when viewed from certain angles. It is undoubtedly the feature reported by Gardner and is probably the remains of a bowl barrow. Sited on 1/2500 plan. (5) Published barrow now no longer extant (6) (ST 73416771) Tumulus(NR) (site of)(NAT) (7)
Chance Posted by Chance
14th October 2012ce

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