|Details of barrows on Pastscape
(SY 72388421; SY 72438421) Tumuli (NR) (1)
'A' (SY 72388421) Bowl barrow, circa 45ft in diameter and 1.5ft high on crest of ridge.
'B' (SY 72438421) Ploughed bowl barrow of uncertain diameter but 1ft high.
Grinsell and RCHM stated that one of these barrows was probably Tumulus No 5 excavated by Warne circa 1866 at Osmington Charity Down on the Ridgeway. Warne discovered a primary cremation in a barrel-shaped urn ornamented with a chevron pattern (destroyed on exposure) which had been placed in a central cavity, 18 ins. deep, cut into the natural chalk. Two contracted secondary inhumations were also found; one situated 4ft from the summit of the mound "enclosed in a rude dome of well packed flints" and the other immediately below the surface of the barrow. (2-4)
'A' SY 72378421. Bowl barrow, diameter approximately 22.0m, height 1.0m. No visible ditch.
'B' SY 72438421. Bowl barrow, diameter approximately 22.0m, height 1.2m. No visible ditch.
Both barrows lie in arable and are considerably ploughed down.
Posted by Chance
29th May 2014ce