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Grove Hill

Round Barrow(s)


Details of barrows on Pastscape

(Centred at SY 640885) Tumulus (NR) Tumuli (NR) (1) Three bowl barrows form a west-east line along the crest of Grove Hill about 1 mile north of the Ridgeway, though visible from it. All have been ploughed and are now of indefinite diameter,
though at least 70 ft. Two ('A', 'B') were called 'Sherf Barrows' on I Taylor's Estate Map of c 1770 when both lay in an area of former open fields and were surrounded by square enclosures (cf SY 68 NW 15).
'A' (63888849). Ht 2 1/2 ft.
'B' (63918849). Immediately adjacent on east-north-east of 'A'. Ht 1 1/2 ft.
'C' (64128852). 230 yds east of 'B'. Ht 4 ft. (2-3)
'A' SY 63878849. Bowl barrow, diameter 31.0m., height 1.3m.
'B' SY 63908849. Bowl barrow, diameter 29.0m. height 1.0m.
'C' SY 64118851. Bowl barrow, well-preserved, diameter 40.0m., height 1.8.
All are in arable, and none has any visible evidence of a ditch.
Chance Posted by Chance
28th May 2014ce

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