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Overton Down

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Overton Down</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (26.3.2017)
Nearest Town:Marlborough (6km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SU129709 / Sheet: 173
Latitude:51° 26' 11.17" N
Longitude:   1° 48' 51.82" W

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West Overton 9 is a further round barrow at SU 12601 71026, situated immediately to the east of the Ridgeway, in a triangular enclosure north of the Herepath.

Pastscape description:
Bronze Age bell or disc barrow West Overton 9 on Overton Down excavated by Merewether in 1849, who found a depression and a small sarsen at the centre. Middle and Late Bronze Age pottery was subsequently recovered from the mound by O. Meyrick. Excavations in 1960 located a primary cremation in pottery vessel, while some Roman pottery was recovered from the ditch. The barrow is still extant as an earthwork, and the cropmark of an external ring ditch has been seen on air photographs.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
27th September 2017ce

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