Four Bowl Barrows on Foxbury Hill, Barnsfield Heath, 750m South West of Matcham's Park Stadium


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

East Dorset District Council


St Leonards and St Ives

Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE121121 (412121, 100474)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.8031, -1.82797

Nearest Postcode

BH24 2SL

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A group of four bowl barrows situated in a line, oriented north east-south west, on the edge of a spur on Foxbury Hill, Barnsfield Heath. Three of the barrows have a visible mound, which vary in diameter between 8.5 metres and 16 metres, and from 0.8 metres to 1.5 metres high. Each of these mounds is surrounded by a quarry ditch from which material was excavated during their construction. These have become infilled over the years but survive as buried features approximately 2 metres wide. A fourth barrow, approximately 20 metres north east, previously recorded as being 6.4 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high, is no longer visible on the surface but will survive as a buried feature with a ditch approximately 1 metre wide. Scheduled.

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