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King Down Farm

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Nearest Town:Wells (9km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   ST508542 / Sheets: 182, 183
Latitude:51° 17' 3.32" N
Longitude:   2° 42' 19.98" W

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Visited 24.5.14

On the B3371, at the junction south of the hamlet of Charterhouse – either side of the crossroads.

My O/S map shows five Barrows here – three west of the crossroads and two on the eastern side. You cannot see the three to the west from the road but you can see the other two.

The Barrow nearest the farm buildings is a grass covered mound.
E.H. state:
A mound 18m in diameter and 0.5m high when viewed from the south. The barrow mound has been spread by cultivation.

The Barrow a little further to the north-west of it is easy to spot and is covered in trees
E.H. state:
A mound 21m in diameter and 2.5m high. The barrow mound was planted with trees on 12.5.1937 in honour of the coronation of King George VI
Posted by CARL
28th May 2014ce