Two Bowl Barrows 560m and 650m North West of Newlands Farm


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Bronze Age
Cinerary Urn

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

Purbeck District Council


West Lulworth

Parliamentary Constituency

South Dorset

Grid Reference

SJ805805 (380501, 81281)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.6303, -2.27573

Nearest Postcode

BH20 5PU

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Two bowl barrows aligned north east by south west, situated below the crest of a ridge overlooking St Oswald's Bay to the south. The barrows were recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1903, LV Grinsell in 1959 and the RCHME in 1970. Each has a mound composed of earth and chalk, with maximum dimensions of 30 metres and 35 metres in diameter and about 0.5 metres in height. The larger mound is to the west. Surround each mound is a quarry ditch. These have become infilled over the years, but each will survive as a buried feature 2 metres wide. The western barrow was partially excavated in 1916 by Mr VP Kitchin and Captain DA Brownsword. Their investigation uncovered an urn containing the cremated remains of an adult woman. The urn was situated within a cavity in natural clay with flints; it was surrounded by a lining of ash and lay beneath a triangular flat stone which was associated with sheep bones. Scheduled.

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