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The Seven Barrows

Round Barrow(s)


Details of Barrows on Pastscape

The monument includes a group of eight bowl barrows comprising a round barrow cemetery, situated on a ridge overlooking Poole Harbour to the south east and with views to the Purbeck Hills to the south. The barrows, which are aligned north east-south west, each have a mound composed of earth, sand and turf, with maximum dimensions of between 10-25 metres in diameter and circa 0.2-0.8 metres in height. The mounds are each surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. The ditches have become infilled over the years, but each will survive as a buried feature circa 1.5-2 metres wide. Scheduled.

Seven Barrows, group of eight barrows, all but ('F') in a near-straight line SW-NE on the summit of a small but sharply-defined heathland ridge above the 100ft contour. A ninth possibly existed at 'J'-SY 91168857 but no trace remains. Probably all but (13) were dug into by Shipp and Durden in 1844 without result (C.T.D.,cpf, No 1).

A-(8) Bowl (91148864) Diam. 66ft. ht. 3 1/2ft. Top markedly flat, apparently an original feature.
B-(9) Bowl (91168868) 30 yards NE of (8). Diam 64ft. ht 3 1/2ft. Flat-topped as (8).
C-(10) Bowl (91188870). 50 yards NE of (9). Diam. about 37ft., ht. 4 1/2ft.
D-(11) Bowl (91188874) 30 yards NNE of (10). Diam. about 30ft. ht. about 2ft.
E-(12) Bowl (91918878) 60 yards NE of (11). Diam: about 37ft., ht. 4ft.
F-(13) Bowl (?) (91918879) immediately N of (12). Ploughed almost flat.
G-(14) Bowl (91238880) 20 yards NE of(12). Diam about 37ft ht. 4ft.
H-(15) Bowl (91258883) 45 yards NE of (14). Diam 42ft ht 4 1/2ft.(2)
SY 912887. seven Barrows, south of Northport Heath, Scheduled. (3)
Chance Posted by Chance
23rd August 2015ce

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