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Ludgershall 2

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Ludgershall 2</b>Posted by ChanceImage © Chance - Aug 2012
Nearest Town:Andover (13km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU24645095 / Sheet: 184
Latitude:51° 15' 23.84" N
Longitude:   1° 38' 48.71" W

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I found this barrow powerful. Although it has been very badly damaged by the MOD track which cuts across it, the site had a welcoming feeling, female and homely. I got a feeling of a community gathering, meeting up here for ritual celebration. Maybe the celebration or ritual occurred in the middle of the hill, between the two barrows.

As in the other barrow, the Iron-Age Earthwork cuts into the barrow with no reverence to the ancestral territory claimed by the barrows position.
Chance Posted by Chance
25th September 2012ce


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Details of Barrow on Pastscape

A bowl barrow

(SU 24645095) Tumulus (NR) (1)
Ludgershall 2, a bowl barrow, 13 paces in diameter x 3+ ft high. Cut by a later N/S ditch (3) (2,3)
Encircled by a ditch. (4)
A badly mutilated bowl barrow approximately 1.0m high. Published survey 1:2500 revised. (5)
Originally recorded as Ludgershall 2 by Goddard. (6)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1926
( 2) General reference VCH Wilts, 1, pt 1, 1957, 181 (L.V Grinsell)
( 3a) General reference P Farrer
( 3) General reference Salisbury Plain 6", Wilts, 48 SE
( 4) General reference Rec 6" (PF - P Farrer?, undated)
( 5) Field Investigators Comments F1 ANK 14-OCT-69
( 6) General reference Wilts. Archaeol. Natur. Hist. Mag. 38, 1913-14. 281 (E.H Goddard)
Chance Posted by Chance
9th August 2012ce