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Sparsholt Down (edge of)

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Sparsholt Down (edge of)</b>Posted by wysefoolImage © Wysefool
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Nearest Town:Wantage (7km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU339843 / Sheet: 174
Latitude:51° 33' 21.73" N
Longitude:   1° 30' 39.49" W

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<b>Sparsholt Down (edge of)</b>Posted by wysefool <b>Sparsholt Down (edge of)</b>Posted by wysefool


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Adjacent to the road that passes close by and in a clump of beech trees, is a worn out barrow. A circular ditch can still be made out that surrounds the central (and much denuded) burial mound. I suspect that it is bronze age (its close to the lambourn seven barrows group and opposite a tumulus on the other side of the road).

The fence that now runs down the side of the road was added a few years ago. The other clumps of beech trees that occur along the road may also be barrows, but it is difficult to be sure. This one has a definate circular ditch around it.
wysefool Posted by wysefool
26th March 2007ce