Neolithic or Bronze Age Round Barrow

Description of this historic site

The site of a round barrow which dated from between the Early Neolithic and Late Bronze Age periods. It is known through documentary evidence and was situated 800m south of The Hollows.

Notes about this historic site

1 The existence of this monument is known largely from a set of antiquarian drawings preserved in the Gough collection. It was recorded by Stukeley who described it as being round and having stonework on it. Thomas Fisher also described and illustrated it,and the drawing shows two large stones and some lesser ones. The location of the barrow could be established fairly accurately, and trial trenches were dug in 1983. Nothing survives of the structure of the barrow or of its buried soil. The modern soil directly overlies natural bedrock. it is conceivable that burial pits, stone-holes, or quarry-pits may have been missed by the trial trenches. The associated stones indicate that this site was a megalithic round barrow and therefore probably Neolithic in origin.
2 Noted by Ordnance Survey.

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