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Conygar Hill

Round Barrow(s)


When the Dorchester bypass was being built, traces of a little 'hengiform' monument were found at Conygar Hill.

This Highways Agency page describes a "strikingly similar" monument at Deep Tye Farm in Cornwall (there is a diagram):
- they found an arc of pits forming a segmented ditch, and an inner arc of postholes. Not many monuments like this have been found - but then they don't leave much trace unless you happen to be digging in the area, so they're good at evading detection.

If you can find this document, the details of the Conygar site should be in it:
Smith, R J C, Healy, F, Allen, M J, Morris, E L, Barnes, I and Woodward, P J. 1997. Excavations along the 3544 Route of the Dorchester By-pass, Dorset, 1986-8. Salisbury: Wessex Archaeology.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th June 2007ce
Edited 4th June 2007ce

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