Possible Round Barrow E of fishponds

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a round barrow, a mound of earth usually built to conceal a burial. The round barrow was probably of Bronze Age date and contained a human burial. It was located at King's Newnham.

Notes about this historic site

1 Barrow, site only, near the site of a demolished church at Newnham Regis. Finds included inhumation burial of unusually large size…in upright position.
2 Authors refer to a tumulus near to the site of a demolished church. Burgess describes finds of “an upright skeleton of a man of enormous size, and quantities of black and burnt animal matters, relics of old pagan burials of long ago.”
5 RSNHS 1875 shows this as being the site of “an ancient British settlement.”
6 The exact site is not known, but may be the above location.

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