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Beaulieu Road

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Beaulieu Road</b>Posted by UncleRobImage © Copyright waived UncleRob
Nearest Town:Southampton (6km N)
OS Ref (GB):   SU404051 / Sheet: 196
Latitude:50° 50' 36.29" N
Longitude:   1° 25' 34.05" W

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An unusual line of three or four barrows, depending on how you count them. Hampshire treasures suggests there is a bell barrow, then a twin bowl, then another bell, though only two parts, the twin bowl and what I would think is a larger bowl, seem obvious on the ground. The twin has two excavation dimples on top and is more of a oval than an hourglass shape. No, I don't think it's a long barrow; it's aligned north-south, it has 360 degrees of ditches and there are no other neolithic sites in the area. There is a lot of gorse growing on the barrows but they are in good shape, over 2 metres high, and have well-preserved ditches of almost 1 metre depth. None of the barrows seems to have a berm at all. It's easy to access this site from the track parallel to the road. UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
14th April 2009ce