The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Goffer's Knoll

Round Barrow(s)


Goffer's Knoll is a natural bump in the landscape, that Bronze Age people saw fit to create a barrow on top of. Without the trees now surrounding it, it would have been a conspicuous landmark.
Not far away, south west of Heath farm (c.TL383414), was a barrow cemetery - again in a prominent position overlooking the route of the Icknield Way. There were originally five round barrows and one square Iron Age barrow (the field is called 'Five Hill Field') - but only a couple are barely visible now. There was also a 200m long 'cross dyke' thought to be a prehistoric boundary marker.

(info from 'MAGIC')
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th June 2004ce
Edited 11th June 2004ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment