Bowl Barrow on Stokeford Heath 720m Wnw of Binnegar Farm


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

Purbeck District Council


East Stoke

Parliamentary Constituency

South Dorset

Grid Reference

SJ876876 (387629, 88565)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.696, -2.17518

Nearest Postcode

BH20 6YB

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The site of two Bronze Age bowl barrows sitauted on a gravel promontory overlooking the Piddle Valley to the north and the Frome Valley to the south. The Ordnance Survey recorded the barrows in 1939, although only one barrow survives today; the other has been destroyed by gravel digging. This extant barrow has a mound composed of earth, sand and turf, with maximum dimensions of 16 metres in diameter and circa 1.2 metres in height. The mound is surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. This ditch is visible as a depression 1.5 metres wide and circa 0.3 metres deep. Scheduled.

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