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Pen Hill

Long Barrow


[visited circa may 2006] Back again again. I've revisited this site several times since my first notes, it used to be on my way home and was ideal for a 1/2 hour chill from the hectic life(tm).

Anyhow, I've also revisited my thoughts on the potential bank barrow. Having seen all of the visible ones in Dorset from the ground, I think this definately qualifies to be classed alongside them. Its certainly as long and if this land has been ploughed a lot, the lesser height and width can be explained easily.

More importantly in my mind:
- its older than the obviously old stone wall that cuts across it.
- it seems to be thicker at the higher end
- it has no defensive use
- it points at the long barrow

Anyone in the area who's also seen a 'proper' bank barrow should go have a look!
juamei Posted by juamei
25th May 2006ce

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