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Yon Barrow

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<b>Yon Barrow</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 24/11/2008.
Nearest Town:Bere Regis (3km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SY86379295 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 44' 7.43" N
Longitude:   2° 11' 35.4" W

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<b>Yon Barrow</b>Posted by formicaant


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This barrow took me some time to find, three trips in all. It is in Grinsell's Dorset barrows where it is described as "large", suggesting he couldn't find it either. I'm not surprised as the barrow is in a large plantation of conifers and appears to have been cleared fairly recently.
It has an external ditch about 2 metres wide and the vestiges of a bank. There were several badger setts showing recent footprints on the north side. The forestry commission have marked the site by placing angle topped wooden posts at the four cardinal points, I assume this is a protective measure.
M.A.G.I.C. gives its dimensions as 15m in diameter by 2.45m in height and say it is built from turf,earth and sand.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
24th November 2008ce
Edited 24th November 2008ce


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Yon Barrow

Details of barrow on Pastscape

A bowl barrow with a mound composed of earth, sand and turf, with maximum dimensions of 15m in diameter and c2.45m in height. The mound is surrounded by a quarry ditch which is visible as an earthwork.

(SY 86379294) Yon Barrow (Tumulus) (NR) (1)
A large ditched bowl tumulus. No other detail given, apart from height of 10 ft. (2)
This barrow has a diameter of 16.0 metres and a height of 3.1 metres. A surrounding ditch has an average width of 2.5 metres and an average depth of 0.4 metres. It has a pointed top and has no trace of mutilation. Covered with heather and young coniferous trees. A bowl barrow. (3)
SY 86379294. Yon barrow (Yarn Barrow, 1777) is a ditched bowl, 45ft. diameter and 8ft. high on Lockyer's Hill now planted
with conifers. (4)
Yon Barrow (name not confirmed), remains as described and measured by Auth (3); there are slight indications of an excavation on the east side. See ground photograph. Revised at 1:2500 on M.S.D. (5)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1902
( 2) General reference Grinsell LV Dorset Barrows Ms 1935-54
( 3) Field Investigators Comments F1 JR 15-SEP-52
( 4) General reference RCHM Dorset 2 pt 3 1970 436 No 73
( 5) Field Investigators Comments F2 NJA 30-MAR-81
( 6) General reference English Heritage Schedule Entry 13/11/1996
Chance Posted by Chance
9th March 2012ce