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Rawles Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Bere Regis (2km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SY85699621 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 45' 52.91" N
Longitude:   2° 12' 10.55" W

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Details of barrow on Pastscape

Possible barrow placed on a natural rise

(SY 85709620) "Site of "Rawles Barrow" (?Tumulus)". (1)
SY 85699621. A near circular mound, 27.0 metres, diameter, 0.9 metres high taken to the north. Situated on an eastern slope and under pasture. Possibly a bowl barrow but it has more the appearance of a natural rise. No trace of a ditch or excavation.
No information regarding the name 'Rawles Barrow' was obtained during field investigation. (2)
SY 85719621. 'Rawles Barrow', (shown on I. Taylor's estate map 1777), bowl (?) barrow adjoining hedge on west side of road, is now a low oval mound 99ft. by 72ft. and heavily ploughed. (3)
Rawles Barrow (name unconfirmed) is under crop but appears to be the end of a natural ridge, which may of course have once supported a barrow, since destroyed. There is nothing on air photographs (a). (4)

( 1a) General reference Dorset Co Mus 6"
( 1) General reference Rec 6" (ALF Rivet 21.5.53)
( 2) Field Investigators Comments F1 GCS 15-NOV-54
( 3) General reference RCHM Dorset 2 pt 3 1970 437 No 113
( 4a) General reference AP's (OS 80/021 222-3 18.4.80)
( 4) Field Investigators Comments F2 NJA 28-MAY-81
Chance Posted by Chance
9th March 2012ce