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Old Knowle

Round Barrow(s)


Details of Barrows on Pastscape

A bell barrow and two bowl barrows situated on a natural hill known as Old Knowle. The bell barrow is situated on the western side of the group. It has a central mound composed of sand, earth and turf, with maximum dimensions of 25 metres in diameter and approximately 3 metres in height. The mound has a hollow 6 metres by 7 metres on the top, which may indicate antiquarian excavation. The mound is surrounded by a berm and a ditch from which material was quarried for the construction of the mound. The ditch is visible as a depression 7 metres wide, although it is partly overlain by a later bank which may represent a tree clump enclosure. The two bowl barrows are situated to the east of the bell barrow and are aligned north west by south east. The north western bowl barrow has a mound with maximum dimensions of 16 metres in diameter and approximately 2 metres in height. This is surrounded by a quarry ditch 2 metres wide and approximatey 0.35 metres deep. The south eastern bowl barrow has a mound 8 metres in diameter and approximately 0.8 metres high. This is known to be surrounded by a quarry ditch visible in the 1960s. The ditch has since become infilled but will survive as a buried feature 1.5 metres wide. Scheduled.

(Centred SY 799877) Tumuli (NR) (Three shown). (1) Three round barrows, damaged by tree-felling, are situated on Old Knowle:

`A' Bell (79888778). Diam about 90 ft, ht 11 ft, with berm about 7 ft wide. Large tree-clump enclosure lies within and obscures original, probably large, ditch. Top hollowed
`B' Ditched bowl (79938778) 55 yds E of (A). Diam 41 ft, hit 6 ft, with ditch 8 ft wide.
`C' Ditched bowl (?) (79938776) 35 yds S of (B). Diam 13 ft ht 2 ft.
`A' SY 79888777. Bell barrow of overall diameter 46.0m, height 4.8m maximum above ditch. Maximum width of berm 3.0m, but average 2.0 - 2.5m. Tree-clump enclosure bank and ditch 6.5m wide overall; bank 1.0m high and ditch 0.5m deep. Mound damaged on W side. Trees now removed. Very prominently sited on knoll-top.
`B' SY 79938778. Ditched bowl-barrow; flat-topped and well preserved.
Diameter 18.5m overall, height 2.4m. Ditch 3.0m wide and 0.6m deep.
`C' SY 79938776. Bowl barrow with a faint ditch 1.3m wide and 0.3m deep extending for 11.0m on the north side. Diameter of mound 6.5m and height 0.8m. Condition fair.
Published Surveys (1:2500) revised on MSD. (4)
Chance Posted by Chance
23rd August 2015ce

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