Bowl Barrow 500m West of the Wireless Station on Morgan's Hill; Part of a Group of Three Bowl Barrows


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council


Bishops Cannings

Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE026026 (402571, 167024)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.4017, -1.96304

Nearest Postcode

SN10 2LP

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Three Bronze Age round barrows (Bishops Cannings 1-3), located on a west facing spur of Morgan's Hill. The Wansdyke linear earthwork runs from east to west through the group, with two to the south and the remaining barrow to the north. Bishops Cannings 1 has a mound 26 metres in diameter and up to 1.7 metres high. Surrounding this, but only visible as a slight surface feature, is a quarry ditch from which material was obtained during its construction. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature about 2.5 metres wide. There is a slight depression in the top of the mound which is believed to represent a partial excavation, probably during the mid 19th century when the barrow to the north was opened. Bishops cannings 1 and 3 are visible as earthwork mounds on aerial photographs. The barrows are scheduled monuments.

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