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Bushy Barrow

Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)

<b>Bushy Barrow</b>Posted by ChanceImage © Ordnance Survey
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Nearest Town:Chippenham (5km E)
OS Ref (GB):   ST87047379 / Sheet: 173
Latitude:51° 27' 44.63" N
Longitude:   2° 11' 11.67" W

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Details of Barrow on Pastscape

(ST 87047379). Tumulus. (NR). (1) Tumulus. (NR). (Site of.) (NAT.)
Adjoining copse called Bushy Barrow. (2)
A tumulus was not visible to Crawford in 1932; 'only a flattish platform as for a house', at the site marked. (3)
There were irregularities in the next field to the south. Passmore could find nothing in 1952.(4) Grinsell lists it as Bushy Barrow, under Biddestone, as a bowl barrow, 8 paces in diameter and 6 inches high; but gives it, in error, the N.G.R. of the castle mound in Corsham (ST 87 SE 4). (3-5)
There are now no remains of this barrow. Its site, just off the crest of a hill, is represented by a level area which suggests that the mound was deliberately removed. Hedging ditches cut into the fringes of the mound shown on the OS 25'
(pre 1932). No significant features were noted in fields to the south. (4)
Published detail amended on OS 25' for AO records. (6)

( 1) General reference O.S. 25".
( 2) General reference O.S. 6".1955.
( 3) General reference Rec. 6" (O.G.S.Crawford.) (4.2.32.)
( 4) General reference Letter. (A.D.Passmore.) (30.12.52)
( 5) General reference V.C.H. Wilts., 1.1957.157. (L.V.Grinsell.)
( 6) Field Investigators Comments F1 MJF 27-APR-76
Chance Posted by Chance
12th October 2012ce

I have listed this site on the TMA as it needs to be explored.
Although a Round Barrow is clearly marked on early OS 25" maps as a Tumulus, when the site was visited by the Ordnance Survey godfather, O.G.S. Crawford in 1932, he couldn't locate it.
It is unclear if any aerial photographs were available at the time but O.S. Record Card 001 was created on the site and the later visits by L.V. Grinsell, ensured it got a listing in Volume 1 of the Wiltshire Victoria County History in 1957.
Chance Posted by Chance
21st January 2011ce


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Wiltshire Sites and Monuments Record

The listing for Bushy Barrow on the Wiltshire SMR (No.ST87SE602), complete with satellite view of the area
Chance Posted by Chance
21st January 2011ce