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Wears Hill

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Wears Hill</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 10/09/2007.
Nearest Town:Chickerell (10km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SY564863 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 40' 26.82" N
Longitude:   2° 37' 1.56" W

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Visited 14.10.12

Access is easy enough from the small parking area for Abbotsbury Castle Hillfort.

There are three Barrows to explore which are only a short distance from the car park.

The first Barrow is well mangled (technical term!) and stands next to a small derelict building of some sort. It is also close to a metal fire beacon which looks like one of those to mark the millennium? 2 huge toadstools grew nearby.

The second Barrow is approximately 1m high x 10m across and has been dug into.
It is covered in the dreaded gorse.

The third Barrow as also approx 1m x 10m and has again been dug into.
This is the best of the bunch; easy to see from a distance and covered in grass.

It is well worth the short walk to visit these Barrows when visiting the nearby Hillfort.
Great views can be had of Chesil Beach.
Posted by CARL
23rd October 2012ce

A set of three round barrows, the first of which is about 200 yards to the east of Abbotsbury castle. The western most is in poor condition and has been dug into, it is next to a second world war royal observer corp bunker. The middle one of the group is a nice medium sized bowl barrow overlooking St Catherine's chapel and the fleet lagoon behind Chesil beach. The third, most easterly is similar to the central one and is about a quarter of a mile from the White hill barrow cemetery to the east. formicaant Posted by formicaant
10th September 2007ce