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Tulk's Hill

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Tulk's Hill</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 21/06/2007.
Nearest Town:Bridport (11km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SY545868 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 40' 42.48" N
Longitude:   2° 38' 38.59" W

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This is a set of three bowl barrows on the national trust site of Tulk's hill. This is to the west of Abbottsbury Castle and is above the Chesil beach. The most westerly barrow is low in height with a wide base. The middle of the three has a large gouge taken out of it's summit, signs of past excavation. The most easterly of the group is at the highest point on the hill and is the best in terms of preservation. It is the tallest in the group and has no obvious signs of damage. Between the second and third mounds there are signs of old ditches , a platform and a bank. From the top of the hill the hillfort can be clearly seen. The views from this site are panoramic and a 360 degree view of the local countryside can go for many miles on a clear day.
On the other side of the road is another barrow and something described as a mound on the o.s. map I will try to photograph these, but the road here is very busy and it was not possible on this visit.
The best place to park and approach these barrows is to park in the national trust car park marked Lime Kiln hill, this is adjacent to Tulk's hill which is about a quarter of a mile to the east.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
22nd June 2007ce
Edited 22nd June 2007ce