A Bronze Age barrow group comprising two disc barrows and a bell barrow with an outer bank. A bucket urn has been recovered from the bell barrow. The barrows are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs.
A group of nine bowl barrows which together form the major part of a linear round barrow cemetery known as Newton Barrows on Earl's Farm Down. Six of the barrows are arranged in a line broadly north east to south west along the summit of a ridge on a north west facing slope. A further two barrows are situated below the ridge, south east of the main row and a third is located west of the most northerly barrow in the main row. All of the barrows survive as earthworks with mounds ranging in size from 22 metres to 30 metres in diameter and from 0.8 metres to 3 metres high. The most southerly barrow of the group has been destroyed on its south side by the cutting of the now dismantled Amesbury Light Railway. One of the barrow mound supports a World War II gun emplacement. The barrows are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. Scheduled.
Although clearly marked on the O.S. map as Ratfyn Barrow, I had initial difficulty locating this barrow. After searching around the area I realised it was tucked away in the garden of a 1930's house. You can just glimpse the top of the barrow over a fence as you reach the crest of the hill between London road and the top of Lords Walk. The pictures here were taken from the garden gate and as I couldn't see anyone at home, I didn't bother to ask permission for a closer look. The side of the barrow facing the house seemed well manicured but the back facing the fence did look a little wild with plenty of Verbascum thapsus (Great or Common Mullein) sprouting out of the mound. An interesting garden feature.