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Fishing Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Fishing Barrow</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
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  • Monument No. 457583

Nearest Town:Swanage (4km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SZ018821 / Sheet: 195
Latitude:50° 38' 16.7" N
Longitude:   1° 58' 28.35" W

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This round barrow is on the Purbeck golf course (hole number 7) but is on a public bridleway which also leads to the Agglestone and the Puckstone. It is a medium sized bell type with a flat top in reasonable condition. formicaant Posted by formicaant
19th September 2007ce
Edited 27th January 2011ce


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(SZ 01818210) Fishing Barrow (Tumulus) (NR) (1) A very large bell barrow with a well marked ditch, narrow berm almost overspread. (2) Inside ditch to inside ditch this barrow has a diameter of 32.0m. The completely encircling ditch has been an average width of 3.5m. and an average depth of 0.7m. The height from the top of the mound to the bottom of the ditch is 3.2.m. on the south quadrant. It is heavily overgrown with gorse and heather except for the top which is flat and serves as a golfing tee. It is surmounted by a flagstaff.
Chance Posted by Chance
24th May 2014ce