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Moody's Down

Long Barrow


Not one but four long barrows not all shown on Streetmap. All sites within less than a mile radius.

W.Barrow marked by post.
E.Barrow by uneven ground.
Long Barrow, W. of Moody's Down Farm. SU426387.
Long Barrow SE of Middlebarn Farm. SU417382.

Other sites in this group;

2 Bowl Barrows SU436384.
3 " " " 1 visible SU418389.
2 " " " SU406370.
1 " " " SU418362.
1 " " " 17M by 0.6M SU420362.

A remarkable collection within such a small area. The first two long barrows may be unique as they were built within a few metres of one another (Although see Milston Down nr Bulford )
Sadly time has not been kind to these monuments, most are badly damaged or only visible as crop marks. However the loss of the first two is unbelievable, the raised bank of the army firing range (The butt?) was dumped straight on top of them! Even to have put it a few metres to the E would have avoided this wanton damage.
jimit Posted by jimit
15th August 2003ce
Edited 15th August 2003ce

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