Long Barrow on Ashmore Down, 775m North of Ashgrove Cottages
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County Council (Unitary)
Donhead St Mary
South West Wiltshire
SJ917917 (391684, 119645)
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A Neolithic long barrow lying on the south facing slope of Ashmore Down 775 metres north of Ashgrove Cottages. The barrow includes a mound 42 metres long aligned east-west across the slope. The mound is a maximum of 21 metres wide and 2.5 metres high close to its largest, eastern end. Towards the western end it reduces in width to 16 metres and in height to 2 metres. A hollow, possibly the result of an unrecorded antiquarian excavation, lies immediately west of its centre and the southern flank of the mound shows additional signs of disturbance. The mound is flanked by ditches from which material for its construction was quarried. These have become almost entirely infilled and only that on the southern (downslope) side of the mound can be seen as a slight hollow. They will, however, survive as buried features 6 metres wide. Scheduled.
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