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Crawley Clump West Barrows

Round Barrow(s)


Visited 23.11.12

Take the A30 east out of Stockbridge until you come to the junction with the A272.
Turn right onto the A272 and then the first right, after the trees, along a minor road
You can park next to the bridleway which is near a farm.

The track started promisingly as it was concreted but it soon turned into a flooded quagmire which required much skirting around as I had left my wellies in the car!

After about 5 minutes you come to a metal field gate on your right.
Hop over said gate and you are soon at the two Barrows which are near the trees.

Easy enough to find and access then but unfortunately there isn’t much to see.
The Barrows are now no more than two rough patches of scrub in an otherwise crop filled field. They have clearly suffered further plough damage since E.H. last visited as they are now nowhere near as high as mentioned below.

E.H. state:
‘Two round barrows on Crawley Down, 830m NNE of Warren House. The two barrows are aligned along a slope with the saucer barrow to the east and the bowl barrow overlying it slightly to the west. Both have been lowered as a result of modern ploughing. The saucer barrow survives as a low and indistinct circular mound approx 15m in diameter and up to 1m on the northern side. The bowl barrow survives as a slightly oval shaped mound with a max diameter of 30m and standing up to 1.8m on the down slope’.
Posted by CARL
27th November 2012ce

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