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Yon Barrow

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Yon Barrow

Details of barrow on Pastscape

A bowl barrow with a mound composed of earth, sand and turf, with maximum dimensions of 15m in diameter and c2.45m in height. The mound is surrounded by a quarry ditch which is visible as an earthwork.

(SY 86379294) Yon Barrow (Tumulus) (NR) (1)
A large ditched bowl tumulus. No other detail given, apart from height of 10 ft. (2)
This barrow has a diameter of 16.0 metres and a height of 3.1 metres. A surrounding ditch has an average width of 2.5 metres and an average depth of 0.4 metres. It has a pointed top and has no trace of mutilation. Covered with heather and young coniferous trees. A bowl barrow. (3)
SY 86379294. Yon barrow (Yarn Barrow, 1777) is a ditched bowl, 45ft. diameter and 8ft. high on Lockyer's Hill now planted
with conifers. (4)
Yon Barrow (name not confirmed), remains as described and measured by Auth (3); there are slight indications of an excavation on the east side. See ground photograph. Revised at 1:2500 on M.S.D. (5)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1902
( 2) General reference Grinsell LV Dorset Barrows Ms 1935-54
( 3) Field Investigators Comments F1 JR 15-SEP-52
( 4) General reference RCHM Dorset 2 pt 3 1970 436 No 73
( 5) Field Investigators Comments F2 NJA 30-MAR-81
( 6) General reference English Heritage Schedule Entry 13/11/1996
Chance Posted by Chance
9th March 2012ce

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