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Rocky Clump (TQ328102)

This is an intriguing site. If you are checking out the barrows and dykes in the area it is worth a look. It is within easy walking distance of Pudding Bag Wood Bowl Barrow and Pudding Bag Wood Prehistoric linear boundary

There are several large, partially buried sarsens about, and a bit of a mess left by Brighton & Hove Archaeological Society! (tsk, tsk).

There's been a fair amount of archaeological work done up here with a burial site and lots of Iron age/ Roman stuff found. There was definitely a lot of activity going on at Rocky Clump at that time.

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(Search for Rocky Clump to see reports)

There are a lot of sarsen stones in the area (Stanmer means 'Stony Pond'), and there are rumours of a destroyed stone circle at a copse nearby called 'Grannys Belt'. There are stones there, but any circle is unsubstantiated. More likely field clearance, but who knows?

There are a few big sarsens in Stanmer Park and environs, but most aren't of 'megalith' size.

Pudding Bag Wood Bowl Barrow — Fieldnotes

Nice spot this, and always unusual to visit barrows and cross dykes that have had woodland planted around them (this site would have originally been on open downland)

Look South West to the Pudding Bag Wood Prehistoric Linear Boundary
danielspaniel Posted by danielspaniel
20th April 2009ce
Edited 21st April 2009ce

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