Possible Round Barrow 300m SW of Tomlow

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a round barrow, an earth mound usually constructed to conceal a burial. The barrow is probably of Bronze Age date. The site is located 300m south west of Tomlow.

Notes about this historic site

1 Small mound in large field opposite new farm house and buildings [Barrow?]. This is in a grass field, but the stream which is shown on the 1:25,000 map has been recently recut, possibly widened and deepened and the sludge from the recut is laid in the field. The stream cut passes adjacent to the barrow.
2 No mound was seen. A small area in the field is fenced off and is possibly the site of the mound. The land enclosed is completely flat.
3 This area is called ‘Tomlow’. This name means ‘at the two hills or barrows’.
4 The name could refer to this mound and a second possible barrow 600m to the SSE (PRN4880).

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