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Home Farm Cottage

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Midsomer Norton (4km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   ST6220254284 / Sheet: 183
Latitude:51° 17' 9.18" N
Longitude:   2° 32' 31.41" W

Added by CARL

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Visited 30.3.13

South of Farrington Gurney, right next to the A37, just after the junction with the A39. The Barrow is directly opposite Home Farm.

This is a busy road although you can pull in at the farm drive entrance next to the Barrow.

This is a cracker of a Barrow and given its location next to the A37 I am surprised no one has previously made mention to it?

The Barrow is very prominent on the brow of a hill and has a single large tree growing out of the top of it. A couple of sheep seemed to enjoy the view from the top.

A very nice Barrow to visit and well worth the minimal effort required.

E.H. state:
‘A bowl barrow situated 100m east of Home Farm Cottage. The barrow is a flat topped mound 21m in diameter and 2.25m high. There is a slight hollow in the centre of the mound which is probably the result of an unrecorded antiquarian excavation’.
Posted by CARL
2nd April 2013ce