The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Whitfield Farm

Long Barrow


Things were different in prehistory. Contrary to rdavymed's modern assessment, this long barrow has been inspiring at times. It seems to have been the focus for a later cemetery of Bronze Age round barrows - there are four close by and a number of others in the vicinity. It didn't escape Roman attention either, as a burial with Samian pottery was found in the mound: it is after all but a step away from the Roman road and remains of the aqueduct that took water to Roman Dorchester. The barrow may also have a view over the confluence of the Cerne and the Frome below?

(info from the s.m. record on Magic).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th January 2007ce
Edited 4th January 2007ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment