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Sugar Hill

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Sugar Hill</b>Posted by GLADMANImage © Robert Gladstone
Nearest Town:Swindon (11km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SU2416478427 / Sheet: 174
Latitude:51° 30' 13.51" N
Longitude:   1° 39' 6.54" W

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Aldbourne 7 Round Barrow(s)

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According to the Aldbourne Heritage Centre this, in my opinion, quite superb example of a bowl barrow... complete with enigmatic little tree upon the summit... is:

"..set below the crest of a steep west- facing slope in an area of undulating chalk downland. The barrow mound is 3m high and 23m in diameter. Surrounding the mound is a ditch c.3m wide from which material for the mound was quarried. This has filled in over the years and now survives as a buried feature visible as a ring of darker earth on the east and north sides of the mound. The site was partially excavated by Canon Greenwell, a prolific excavator of barrows, between 1885 and 1890. Finds included the cremated remains of an adult set in a cist, or stone-lined box, and covered by a cairn. The cremation was accompanied by a bronze dagger and bone pin."

Located a little under a mile to the approx north-west of the justly celebrated 'Four Barrows', I reckon this massive monument, with sweeping views across to the 'Giant's Grave', is due a lot more celebration in it's own right.

More from the Aldbourne Heritage Centre here:
http://aldbourneheritage.org.uk/village-history/aldbourne-timeline/prehistory-aldbourne/aldbourne-barrows
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
21st January 2018ce
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Aldbourne 7 (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

Pastscape has this:

"A Bronze Age bowl barrow.... was excavated by Greenwell in the 1880's who found a cremation and a flint flake. The mound is visible standing to a height of 1.8m and the ditch of 20m in diameter is of 0.3m in depth."
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
21st January 2018ce

Aldbourne 7 (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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