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Oakley Down

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Ackling Dyke:
Although not in itself "megalithic" , being of definite roman origin , this place is surrounded with ancient sites. Everywhere you look there are barrows , including the very impressive Oakley down barrow cemetery which has examples of just about every type of barrow known. It's siting by the romans appears, at least to me to be a deliberate show of military strength , passing through a major cemetery and close to the great Dorset cursus as it does.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
15th April 2007ce
Edited 22nd October 2007ce

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