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Bache Hill and the Whimble

Round Barrow(s)


There are six barrows set in a curving line from the summit of the Whimble at the southwest to the summit ridge of Bache Hill to the northeast. All are intervisible with some (but not all) of the others. The barrows are situated on or just below the 2,000ft contour. Some cemetery!

Coflein descriptions (J. Wiles 2002-2004), SW-NE:

Whimble barrow (SO20516263)

The barrow, 19m in diameter and 1.2m high, is set upon Wimble, a conical hill, and has a more recent cairn, 11m in diameter and 0.6m high, superimposed upon it.

Whinyard Rocks barrow I (SO20786312)

One of a pair of barrows, 19m in diameter and 1.6m high.

Whinyard Rocks barrow II (SO20846317)

One of a pair of barrows, 14.5m in diameter and 1.2m high.

Bache Hill barrow III (SO21126343)

A barrow, 10m in diameter and 0.5m high.

Bache Hill barrow I (SO21396365)

A round barrow, 20m in diameter and 3.0m high, diched, with traces of a counterscarp. There are indications of possible excavation trenches and an OS triangulation pillar atop the mound.

Bache Hill barrow II (SO21626367)

A barrow, 17m in diameter and 1.25m high.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
3rd March 2013ce

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