Group of Linear Earthworks on Worgret Heath


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Bell Barrow
Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

Purbeck District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

South Dorset

Grid Reference

SJ904904 (390399, 87177)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.6836, -2.13592

Nearest Postcode

BH20 6AD

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Three Bronze Age barrows, One s a bowl or bell barrow 11.5 metres in Diameter and 1.6 metres high. There is no sign of a berm, but there is a surrounding ditch is 1.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep, with a small slit trench dug into the north side of the ditch. The second is a bowl barrow 21 metres in diameter1.9 metres high. There is a slight depression in the top of the mound. A surrounding ditch is 1.4 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep, and again has a small slit trench dug into it on north side. The third is also a bowl barrow, it is 14.5 metres in diameter and 1.6 meters high. There is no trace of berm or ditch. There has been slight mutilation in the top where a concrete slab has been sunk to hold a flagstaff. Part of a larger group (see SY 98 NW 2 and 3). Scheduled.

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