A group of bowl barrows on Little and Rawston Down. Of these Down Wood Barrow was opened by Cunnington in 1881 when three primary contracted inhumations and three secondary cremations were identified.
(ST 91590669, ST 91560664, ST 91580658) Tumuli (NR). (1)
'A' ST 91590669. A bowl barrow, which has been much reduced by ploughing, with a hole dug in the centre. It was formerly 40 ft in diameter and 2 ft high.
'B' ST 91560664. A bowl barrow, 28 ft in diameter and 2 ft high, with a hole dug in the centre.
'C' ST 91580658. A bowl barrow that was about 45 ft in diameter but which is now ploughed put.
One of these barrows is the 'Down Wood Barrow', opened by Cunnington in 1881 to yield primary contracted inhumations and three secondary cremations. (2)
Of four barrows found on Rawston Down in the W. of the parish, either (7) or (8) was excavated by Cunnington, yielding three crouched inhumations in one grave, apparently primary, and three secondary inhumations (Dorset Procs., XXXVII (1916), 46; Cunnington MS., No. 42). An unidentified barrow, excavated 'on Keynston Down' in 1840, may have been in Rawston (see Tarrant Keyneston, pp. 104–5).
(7) Bowl (91590669), about 20 yds. N.E. of (6), has been much reduced by ploughing; former diam. 40 ft., ht. 2 ft.; hole dug in centre.
(8) Bowl (91560664), immediately S. of (6); diam. 28 ft., ht. 2 ft.; hole dug in centre.
(9) Bowl (92030634), on Rawston Down, 325 ft. above O.D., lies on the E. crest of a Chalk ridge extending N.W.-S.E.; diam. 74 ft., ht. 7 ft.; surrounding ditch 15 ft. wide and 1½ ft. deep.
(10) Bowl (91920612), 270 yds. S.W. of the foregoing and similarly situated; diam. 36 ft., ht. 2 ft.