Oval Barrow 60m West of Ranworth Walk, 650m South West of Westfield School


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Oval Barrow

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Bedford Borough Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

OV028028 (502778, 249153)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.1307, -0.498318

Nearest Postcode

MK40 4NG

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A possible Neolithic long or oval barrow is visible as a ditch-defined earthwork on air photographs. Aligned east-west, there is an apparent internal horse-shoe shaped feature at the west end and a second external ditch at the east end.

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User-Submitted Notes

Are you aware that this area of Queen's Park was used by Scottish regiments in the early years of WW1 (1914-1915) as a camp, and they dug an extensive trench system between Old Ford End Road and the River Ouse, as training and preparation before leaving for combat in France.
At least one map of proposed housing developments from the 1920's in the local archive shows a network of ditches and trenches in this area

maurice nicholson, 11 October 2011

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