A Bell Barrow and a Bowl Barrow at St Michael's Middle School 60m West of the School Buildings


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Bowl Barrow
Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

East Dorset District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Mid Dorset and North Poole

Grid Reference

SE023023 (402327, 101102)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.8089, -1.96697

Nearest Postcode

BH21 7AB

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A bell barrow and a bowl barrow, two of an original group of three barrows near St Michael's School. The bell barrow has a mound, 14 metres in diameter, surrounded by a sloping berm, 3 metres wide, and is 2 metres high. Surrounding the mound and berm is a ditch 3 metres wide. which is visible as a depression up to 0.5 metres deep. The bowl barrow has been previously recorded as having a mound 9 metres in diameter surrounded by a slight ditch approximately 2 metres wide. The barrow is no longer visible on the surface but the ditch will survive as a buried feature. A third barrow was destroyed during the construction of a new classroom. Scheduled.

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