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Oakley Down

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


This is a great and varied barrow cemetery , having most of the known types included in it .The Ackling dyke roman road runs right through it , indeed it cuts part of the oval ditch of a twin disc barrow off. It looks to me that this may have been a deliberate show of military power on the part of the romans , as a few yards movement could easily have avoided this. Most of the barrows on this site have been excavated , thankfully in a reasonably sympathetic way, it wasn't done by the local vicar with a shovel .Burials of different types were found within the mounds along with grave goods. formicaant Posted by formicaant
15th April 2007ce
Edited 18th May 2007ce

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