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Osmaston Fields

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Osmaston Fields</b>Posted by fauny fergusImage © Fauny
Nearest Town:Ashbourne (3km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK186439 / Sheets: 119, 128
Latitude:52° 59' 30.19" N
Longitude:   1° 43' 22.33" W

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Decided to check out the group of barrows near the villages of Osmaston and Edlaston.

This barrow was a bit, no alot of a surprise, it's bloody massive. Measuring some 45 x 50m in diameter, and around 4m high the barrow is in excellent condition.
Close to Thomas Bateman's patch, the barrow somehow escaped his attention.

It's a pretty easy walk of nearly a mile to this huge barrow, parking by the church in Osmaston village, although you have to leave the path by the stream in the bottom to get to the barrow.
stubob Posted by stubob
8th February 2005ce
Edited 4th September 2011ce

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Osmaston Fields 2 (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Viewed from Wyaston Road these are largely inaccessible and not at all as captivating as the large barrow near Osmaston Fields Farm nor Tinkers' Hill. I would make a rough estimate of a height of 3-4 feet and diameter of 15-20 feet for the larger of the two and 3 feet and 10-15 feet for the smaller.

These seem greatly diminished and, I would guess, have been (are being?) ploughed into the ground.
fauny fergus Posted by fauny fergus
1st July 2007ce

Osmaston Fields 2 (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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