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North Foreland

Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)

Nearest Town:Broadstairs (3km S)
OS Ref (GB):   TR397695 / Sheet: 179
Latitude:51° 22' 23.96" N
Longitude:   1° 26' 40.23" E

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I hope I've got the grid reference right. The barrows were behind North Foreland Lodge (later St Stephen's College, and now?).
Between Broadstairs and King's Gate there is a lighthouse, erected, in 1683, on the North Foreland, the most easterly point in England*[..] A desperate battle is said to have been fought by the Saxons and Danes near this place in 853, the site of which is marked by two tumuli.
From p 442 of 'The British Gazetteer' by Benjamin Clarke (v1, 1852). Spotted online at Google Books.

*Not actually true. The bit about the battle might not be actually either.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th October 2007ce
Edited 14th October 2007ce

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Canterbury Archaeological Trust


An aerial photo of the site- an Iron Age enclosure and two Bronze Age barrows can be seen cutting into the bright chalk.

Another page shows some Iron Age coins found at the site. They're from the first half of the first century BC:
http://www.canterburytrust.co.uk/schools/gallery/gall05a.htm

More details in this document:
http://www.canterburytrust.co.uk/annreps/pdfs/2001/003.pdf
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th October 2007ce