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Chaldon Down

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

<b>Chaldon Down</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 19/09/2008.
Nearest Town:Lulworth (4km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SY783812 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 37' 46.12" N
Longitude:   2° 18' 24.64" W

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These barrows are fairly easy to get to from a national trust car park at South Down. Public footpaths lead across Chaldon Down, but it was particularly wet and filthy when I went there. The easiest three barrows to see here consist of three and a single round barrow further to the east.
The three barrows are a medium and a small bowl type and a very small low type. Both have large clefts in their tops from old diggings.
The eastern barrow is on the crest of a hill and has an O.S. concrete trig point on it and overlooks Durdle Door and West Lulworth. A stone is marked on some maps, it is a memorial stone to Llewellyn Powys a local writer.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
22nd January 2008ce
Edited 19th September 2008ce