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Golden Cap (Sacred Hill)

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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£150,000 for south Dorset Ridgeway

The south Dorset Ridgeway project was launched in Portesham village hall. The three year project aims to protect historic monuments affected by erosion over the last forty years. The cash comes from the heritage lottery fund.
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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