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Henbury Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Wimborne Minster (7km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SY94889821 / Sheet: 195
Latitude:50° 46' 58.22" N
Longitude:   2° 4' 21.48" W

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Details of barrow on Pastscape

A bowl barrow composed of earth, flint and chalk with maximum dimensions of 15m in diameter and c1.5m in height. A ditch suround the mound which has been part infilled but remains visible as an earthwork.
(SY 94899821) Henbury Barrow. Tumulus (NR) (1)
A bowl barrow. Diameter 16 paces. Height 7ft. Ditched covered with dense vegetation. For name see Fagersten. (2-3)
A bowl barrow with a mutilated ditch. The mound has a diameter of 14.0m., and a height of 2.0m., it is covered with trees and
brambles. On the east, south-west and south quadrants the ditch is 5.0m. wide and 0.3m. deep; elsewhere there are only unsurveyable traces. (4)
SY 94899821. Henbury Barrow, bowl barrow 47ft. diameter and 7ft. high situated on a flat-topped spur. Overgrown. (5)
(SY 94899821) Henbury Barrow (NR) (6)
SY 949980. Henbury Barrow, round barrow - scheduled.(7)
SY 94899821. Henbury Barrow (name in local usage) a bowl barrow as described. Faint traces of a ditch (not surveyable).
Resurveyed at 1:2500 on M.S.D. (8)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1929
( 2) General reference Dorset Barrows MSS 1934-55 (L V Grinsell)
( 3) General reference Place Names of Dorset 1933 114-5 (Anton Fagersten)
( 4) Field Investigators Comments F1 NVQ 24-NOV-55
( 5) General reference RCHM Dorset 2 pt 3 1970 446 No 37
( 6) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1963
( 7) General reference DOE (IAM) List Anc Mons 2 1978 66
( 8) Field Investigators Comments F2 JGB 19-FEB-81
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