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Martin Down

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Martin Down</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 17/09/2007.
Nearest Town:Wilton (13km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU049189 / Sheet: 184
Latitude:50° 58' 8.08" N
Longitude:   1° 55' 48.75" W

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These round barrows are to the east of Bokerley dyke, three are in a group next to part of Grim's ditch. The three graduate in size with the largest south and the smallest north. I saw another single bowl barrow at the northern edge of the down, there are more on the map, but I didn't see them this time. formicaant Posted by formicaant
17th September 2007ce


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3 barrows opened by Hoare and Cunnington in the early 19th century. Hoare's locational information is a little vague, prompting some (such as RCHME and Grinsell) to consider them unlocated. Hoare's account places them all southwest of Bokerley Dyke and east of Woodyates. A number of possibilities have been considered, notably barrows in the vicinity of Pentridge village (see associated monuments), and the Ordnance Survey seem to have favoured a general location in the Bokerley Down area (hence the creation of this record). However, on the basis of the information provided by Hoare, the most likely candidates are the pair of bowl barrows on Blagdon Hill (SU 01 NE 27 and 102) and the long barrow near Bokerley Gap (SU 01 NW 39). Those records should be consulted for full details of Hoare and Cunnington's excavations.
Chance Posted by Chance
6th June 2014ce