Three Bowl Barrows in Avon Heath Country Park, Two 620m and One 700m North West of Matcham's House


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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

SE125125 (412497, 101965)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.8165, -1.82258

Nearest Postcode

BH24 2BX

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Three bowl barrows located on the top of a hill in Avon Heath Country Park. The easternmost barrow has a mound 19 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres high, partly truncated on its southern side by an old quarry. Immediately to the south west of this barrow is a second barrow which has a mound, approximately 15 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres high. A third mound was previously identified as a barrow and is now visible as an irregular mound, approximately 26 metres long, 18 metres wide and 2.5 metres high, orientated north east-south west. Surrounding each mound is a quarry ditch from which materials were excavated during the construction of the barrows. These have become infilled but survive as buried features up to 3 metres wide. Scheduled.

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