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Friar Waddon

Round Barrow(s)


Eweleaze Barn, quadruple bell-barrow (SY/650871) 1 mile S of Winterborne St Martin, by track from B3159 SW to Friar Waddon.

Though still (1975) awaiting proof by excavation, this group of mounds appears to be the only quadruple bell-barrow in England. There is a fifth barrow, a bowl. a few yards further S and in the same alignment. All 4 bell-barrow mounds are
62-84 ft. in diameter and 7-8 ft. high. The ditch which appears to enclose all 4 is 15 ft. wide and separated from them by a berm 8-9 ft. broad. Date, c. 1,700 1,400 BC.
Guide to prehistoric England - Nicholas Thomas 1976
Chance Posted by Chance
11th January 2012ce

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