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Goggin's Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Goggin's Barrow</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 15/03/10
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  • Monument No. 454328

Nearest Town:Weymouth (6km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SY73298198 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 38' 10.62" N
Longitude:   2° 22' 39.87" W

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<b>Goggin's Barrow</b>Posted by formicaant <b>Goggin's Barrow</b>Posted by formicaant


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I had time to visit this site today, there is some doubt as to it's being a barrow, Grinsell seems to think it natural. Given the name and its appearance it looks ok to me, I don't know whether Grinsell visited the barrow, although he did get to see a great many. Anyway as it is today only the landward side in the photo is still in good condition, the seaward side having fallen away at some time. From it can be seen the nearby Sandy barrow on a hilltop about a quarter of a mile inland to the north. Behind can be seen the Island of Portland several miles to the southwest. formicaant Posted by formicaant
17th July 2008ce
Edited 6th April 2012ce


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"Goggin's Barrow. Applies to a prominent mound situated on edge of cliff about 15 chains northwest of Osmington Mills; supposed to be of ancient British construction" (3). (2,3) A natural mound with an east-west diameter of 16.0 metres, and a height of 0.6 metres. The mound is grass covered on the north, but the south half has been eroded, exposing its formation of 0.3 metres of topsoil upon a strata of shale. (4) Coggins Barrow on cliff edge, is natural. (5)
Chance Posted by Chance
29th May 2014ce