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Overton Down

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Overton Down</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (21.5.2011)
Nearest Town:Marlborough (7km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SU126710 / Sheet: 173
Latitude:51° 26' 14.34" N
Longitude:   1° 49' 7.35" W

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Two round barrows on the part of Overton Down south of the Herepath. Descriptions from Pastscape:

Northern barrow (SU13007080)

A badly mutilated round barrow, 17 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high, with a central mutilation which extends down to the ground surface. No trace of a surrounding ditch. The barrow mound is still extant as an earthwork.

Southern barrow (SU13057051)

A mound probably a barrow 10m diameter and 0.6m high, containing many sarsens. The central disturbance may be accounted for by the trig station which formerly stood at or near
this point.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25th May 2011ce