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Holbury Purlieu

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Nearest Town:Southampton (7km N)
OS Ref (GB):   SU419039 / Sheet: 196
Latitude:50° 49' 57.06" N
Longitude:   1° 24' 17.84" W

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A group of 8 barrows, spread over an area about 500 x 200 metres. Some of them are on private land but up against the fence and easily visible. One has been heaped up with more earth to make an old rifle butt. The one I visited up close had been dug into in several places by large tunnels - badgers maybe. The soil is quite wet here and that perhaps accounts for the very shallow ditches which have filled up over the millenia. UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
14th April 2009ce