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Winn's Common Mound

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Winn's Common Mound</b>Posted by juameiImage © juamei
Nearest Town:Woolwich (1km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   TQ457779 / Sheet: 177
Latitude:51° 28' 50.62" N
Longitude:   0° 5' 54.46" E

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<b>Winn's Common Mound</b>Posted by juamei


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Was listening to Alan Moore's album Unearthing (basically a bio of his friend Steve Moore - No relation) which mentions much about his time living near Shooters Hill and the history of the surrounding area. Noticed the link posted is now defunct, but came across a great blog entry about a search for further info about the missing six tumuli aptly called ' Barrow Quest.
Posted by Monganaut
21st March 2014ce
Edited 21st March 2014ce

'The burial mound is on the eastern part of Plumstead Common, known as Winn's Common, near Bleak Hill Lane. The mound is about 20 metres in diameter and very worn down. It is thought that it may have been part of a cluster of seven tumuli similar to the cluster known to have existed on Shooter's Hill. The Winn's Common tumulus has been opened some time in the past but there is no record of what was found or who was involved. The dimensions and shape of the two survivors suggest that they may be Bronze Age burial mounds. The barrow on Winns Common and the one in Brinklow Crescent on Shooters Hill Shrewsbury Tumulus are the only survivors. Five were destroyed in the 1930's when the Laing Estate was built on Shooters Hill. One that stood in Shrewsbury Park survived the destruction by Laing but has subsequently vanished'.
Posted by Neil-NewX
28th November 2006ce

This really was a brucey bonus for me. I picked up a friend in Plumstead en route to Chislehurst Caves and he mentioned a mound nearby, so off we tootled. What a nice surprise, a genuine intact round barrow, with views to the north and west of the Thames Valley.

An unexpected little treat in surprisingly good condition.
juamei Posted by juamei
21st November 2002ce


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Greenwich Council (Winn's Common Tumulus)

Some info on the Winn's Common Tumulus
pure joy Posted by pure joy
26th May 2003ce