Possible Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery at Bishops Tachbrook

Description of this historic site

The possible site of three Bronze Age ring ditches and a rectangular enclosure. The features are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The site has also been interpreted as a Second World War searchlight battery. It is located 500m north east of Wiggerland Wood.

Notes about this historic site

1 Photographs taken show a round barrow group at Oakley Wood.
2 Further investigation required to prove conclusively whether complete cemetery group. Negative field walking. Site 48.
3 Four well-defined circles with entrances and traces of small rectangular enclosure; the largest circle has two opposed entrances. There is a suggestion of another circle in the field to the E.
6 Morphologically this cluster of ring ditches is almost identical to the Second World War searchlight battery on Snowford Hill (PRN 1364) and the site without doubt represents Second World War defences.
7 Air photographs.

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