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Stone Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Henley-On-Thames (7km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU74558852 / Sheet: 175
Latitude:51° 35' 24.24" N
Longitude:   0° 55' 25.5" W

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In a copse by the side of the road on the line of the County Boundary, there is a barrow which may be identified as the 'Stone Barrow' of an early Saxon Charter. On the opposite side of the road is an old pond known as the 'King's Watering Place'. (1)
The shapeless remains of an artificial earthen mound in a prominent ridge top position. Mutilated by tree growth, spread and modern fencing, it appears that the north side was destroyed by, and thus it predated, the road running E-W. A natural rise in the ground exaggerates its appearance.
There is no further information on the pond known as 'The King's Watering Place'. It is possibly that at SU 74558855. (2)

( 1) Field Investigators Comments F1 AC 03-MAY-1960
( 1a) General reference Oral: Major S Stoner, Stonor Hall
( 2) Field Investigators Comments F2 JRL 24-JUL-74
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8th March 2012ce
Edited 8th March 2012ce