Two Bowl Barrows on South Heath, 290m and 370m East of Binnegar Hall


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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

SJ888888 (388792, 87227)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.684, -2.15867

Nearest Postcode

BH20 6AH

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Two bowl barrows situated on the southern edge of a plateau known as South Heath, overlooking the Frome valley to the south. The barrows were recorded by LV Grinsell (1959) and the Royal Commission of the Historical Monuments of England (1970), when each barrow had a mound 9 metres in diameter and between approximately 0.9 metres to 1.2 metres in height. The eastern barrow mound has been reduced, but survives as a stony patch approximately 0.3 metres high. The two mounds are surrounded by infilled quarry ditches, surviving as buried features. Scheduled.

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