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Burgh Top 1&2

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Burgh Top 1&2</b>Posted by Chris CollyerImage © Chris Collyer
Nearest Town:Market Rasen (11km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   TF214846 / Sheet: 122
Latitude:53° 20' 38.36" N
Longitude:   0° 10' 34.5" W

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<b>Burgh Top 1&2</b>Posted by Chris Collyer


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The grid reference given for this site is the northmost and most prominent of the 2 round barrows, which isn't marked on the OS map. The barrow to the south at TF215845, which is marked on the map, is just about lost on the edge of a small copse and likely to vanish even more as the tree cover increases.
The northern barrow stands in isolation in a field and has three large trees growing from the mound which measures about 14 metres in diameter and just over a metre tall. The southern barrow is larger at around 22 metres in diameter but is lower at under a metre in height. Both of these monuments are less than a hundred metres from the prehistoric trackway now know as High Street and less than half a mile south from Burgh on Bain long barrow. At this point on the trackway the land slopes down on either side – to a tributary of the River Witham on the west and to the River Bain on the east.
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
22nd July 2006ce