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Chaldon Down

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


These barrows are fairly easy to get to from a national trust car park at South Down. Public footpaths lead across Chaldon Down, but it was particularly wet and filthy when I went there. The easiest three barrows to see here consist of three and a single round barrow further to the east.
The three barrows are a medium and a small bowl type and a very small low type. Both have large clefts in their tops from old diggings.
The eastern barrow is on the crest of a hill and has an O.S. concrete trig point on it and overlooks Durdle Door and West Lulworth. A stone is marked on some maps, it is a memorial stone to Llewellyn Powys a local writer.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
22nd January 2008ce
Edited 19th September 2008ce

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