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Fidler's Green

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Fidler's Green</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 12/04/09
Nearest Town:Dorchester (4km S)
OS Ref (GB):   SY70579408 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 44' 41.9" N
Longitude:   2° 25' 1.81" W

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<b>Fidler's Green</b>Posted by formicaant


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This bell barrow is south of the extended cemetery on Waterston ridge. I have made it a seperate entry because it is a good example of the comparatively rare bell type of round barrow. Of the 1800 or so barrows in Dorset only 70 or so are of this type.
This barrow is in pretty good condition, particularly in comparison with most of the others in the nearby group. The farmer has deliberately ploughed around the monument , thus helping to preserve it. It is 20metres in diameter, 2.5 in height, has a berm of 2.5 metres in width and a 4 metre wide ditch, part of which has been lost to the plough.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
14th April 2009ce