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Warren Wood

Round Barrow(s)


Historic England [List Entry Number: 1012222] states that this obscure site represents a 'saucer barrow'... so very rare.

I struggled to find this one - and, to be fair, I cannot 100% categorically claim I did - since the whole site was subsumed in industrial strength, impenetrable brambles. Still, I'm pretty sure... and no afternoon spent walking around in sunny woodland listening to birdsong can ever be wasted, right?

Historic England has this to say:

"The monument includes a saucer barrow which comprises a low central mound with an encircling ditch which is in turn surrounded by a low bank of earth. The central mound measures 18m in diameter and stands to 0.7m above the level of the surrounding ground at its summit. The ditch that defines the mound measures some 4m across and drops to only 0.3m below the ground level, having been largely infilled by erosion from the mound and the outer bank. It was earth from this ditch which was used to build both the central low mound and the surrounding bank. Beyond the ditch is the outer bank, 2m across and only 0.2m high. The overall diameter of the monument is therefore some 30m."
28th January 2024ce
Edited 29th January 2024ce

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