Bowl Barrow in Sares Wood, 430m South West of Wood Barn


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

Purbeck District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

South Dorset

Grid Reference

SJ797797 (379702, 92511)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.7313, -2.28764

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A bowl barrow situated on a gentle north facing slope, overlooking the Piddle Valley to the north east and the Frome Valley to the south west. The barrow has a mound composed of earth, gravel and turf, with maximum dimensions of 18 metres in diameter and 1.1 metres in height. The mound is surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. The ditch has become infilled over the years, but will survive as a buried feature 1.5 metres wide. Scheduled.

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