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Monument Number 454407

Hob Uid: 454407
Location :
Dorset
West Dorset
Poxwell
Grid Ref : SY7452083580
Summary : Round barrow with retaining stone circle
More information : (SY 74528358) Cairn Circle (NR) (1)

Round Barrow (SY 74518357) situated on crest of E-W limestone
ridge just under 400 ft Turf-covered mound now oval, about 63ft
E-W and 44 ft N-S with almost flat top, offset to E, about 2 ft.
high. On E side of top, at probable approximate centre of an
original circular mound, is exposed a continuous ring of
stones, 14ft. in diam.

The stones are a 'recrystallised variety of sarsen's On S. some
stand up to 2 1/2 ft. high, while on N they are virtually flush
with the surface. The spaces between all are packed with small
limestone rubble. The four stones peripheral to mound on the W.
seem more likely to be from this circle than to belong to an
outer peristalith. No ditch is visible. A later boundary bank
runs along N. side. (2,3)

SY 74518357. A mound as described by RCHM (2), 18.0m. by 13.5m.

On top of the mound, offset to the east end, is a circle of
stones, diameter 5.0m., as described by RCHM (2).

Re-surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHM Dorset 2 pt3 1970 450 No 12 & plan
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dorset Barrows 1959 128 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 24-SEP-80
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow, Stone Circle
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 56
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 78 SW 36
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 78 SW 36
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-09-24
End Date : 1980-09-24