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Came Wood Long Barrow — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Burcombe Hill (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

There is scant information about this site, there are banks and ditches which enclose around an acre. It is triangular in shape and is described as a defensive enclosure. Dates are estimated to be from the Iron age to the Medieval period.

Burcombe Hill (Hillfort) — Images

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Maiden Castle Round Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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South Down Sleight (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

A scatterred group of barrows, including a group of three north of the military road from Warminster to Imber. The single one is actually on Summer down but this site name is already in use for a different place in Wiltshire so to avoid confusion I have added it here.
The group of 3 are listed as National Monument 10091 and the single as 10089. These were taken from a bus on one of the few days this area is open to the public.

South Down Sleight (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Oxendean Down (Long Barrow) — Images

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Oxendean Down (Long Barrow) — Fieldnotes

Apologies for the poor photo but this barrow is not normally accessible for most of the year and stopping to take photos isn't really an option. MAGIC says it's 53m from East to West by 34m from North to South. It is surrounded by wooden posts to keep troops and vehicles off it.

Oxendean Down (Long Barrow) — Images

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Imber (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Flower's Barrow (Hillfort) — Images

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Hambury Tout (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Imber (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

This is just south of the road from Warminster to the lost village of Imber. It is either a twin barrow or two contiguous barrows and is part of a group of five following the ridge line. It's national monument number is 10100, and is on the restricted firing range on Salisbury plain.

Imber (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Battlesbury Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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North Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Four Barrow Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Lord's Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Hambledon (Hillfort) — Images

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Hod Hill (Hillfort) — Images

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Badbury Rings (Hillfort) — Images

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Owermoigne Down (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Finally got back to revisit these barrow, nearly 4 years later and what a pleasant surprise, the barrows are in much better nick. Full marks to what I assume is the farmer on whose fields these are for clearing all the rubbish and scrub from them. From just across the narrow road which leads to them can be seen the Lord's Barrow on the ridge to the east.

Owermoigne Down (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Bincombe Down (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Trepuco (Taula) — Images

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Torre Trencada (Taula) — Images

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Torre d'en Gaumes — Images

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Binissafullet (Taula) — Images

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Binissafullet (Taula) — Fieldnotes

This is very much a damaged and restored site, as the information board says much of it was used to build the road nearby. Looking at the base of the Taula it would appear to have been repaired with cement.
The Talaoit is damaged and fairly insubstantial, but not as knocked about as the houses would appear to be. All in this is well worth a visit for its peacefulness alone, when we went there we saw no-one else.

Binissafullet (Taula) — Images

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Puncknowle (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Tulk's Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Wears Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Golden Cap (Sacred Hill) — News

Barrows to be excavated

Work has started to excavate three Bronze Age burial mounds on Golden Cap in Dorset.
The 4,000 year old mounds are at risk from coastal erosion...........

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Tolpuddle Ball (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Two bowl barrows in dense undergrowth on private land to north east of the village of Tolpuddle. They don't appear on MAGIC and don't appear to be scheduled, they are listed as monument no. 456168 on Pastscape and Grinsell visited them and listed them in Dorset Barrows.
I've not seen them as they aren't visible from either the A35 or the lesser road that goes to the village. Grinsell had them as being 37 feet in diameter and 4 feet in height and 54 by 5 1/2 respectively. The smaller one has damage from a military slit slit trench, presumably 2nd WW as this is a very strategic position above what used to be a main road (now bypassed).
Very close to these barrows an Iron age and Romano-British settlement was excavated during the building of the Puddletown/Tolpuddle bypass.

Tolpuddle Ball (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Always been interested in old stuff and making sure it stays in good nick.
I grew up within a hundred yards or so of Pounbury hillfort and within a mile of Maiden castle and have long wondered about the peoples who built these and the many other sites which proliferate in Dorset. My special interest is in the many barrows of all kinds in the area.
Have recently moved near to Weymouth and am lucky enough to be able to see barrows, a cross ridge dyke and an ancient trackway from my back garden.

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