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Abra Barrow

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Details of barrow on Pastscape

A bowl barrow situated on the crest of a low chalk ridge running in an east-west direction across Southley Farm. It commands a prominent position overlooking lower lying ground to the north, south and west. The barrow, known as Abra Barrow, is roughly circular and includes a central mound, about 1.8 metres high enclosed to the south east by an infilled ditch, up to 0.15 metres deep. The barrow has been spread and clipped by ploughing, and by the construction of farm lanes around the base, to give it a squared off appearance. Aerial photographs indicate that the infilled ditch continues around the barrow on the south and east sides. A round barrow situated beneath the hedgerow 50 metres to the south has been levelled, while a ring ditch, indicated by aerial photography 100 metres to the south east, remains fairly visible as a cropmark. Scheduled.
Chance Posted by Chance
7th June 2014ce

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