Round Barrow Cemetery and Parts of a Field System 500m West of Whitmore House


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Bowl Barrow
Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Shropshire Council



Parliamentary Constituency

North Shropshire

Grid Reference

SJ415415 (341535, 321987)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.7919, -2.86711

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The buried remains of a dispersed Bronze Age barrow cemetery consisting of eight bowl barrows, on level and undulating ground to the north of the River Perry. The mounds, which were constructed over the burials, have been reduced in height by ploughing. The circular quarry ditches that surrounded the mounds have, however, been recorded from aerial photographs taken on numerous occasions since 1979. The largest barrow is also the most elaborate. It is defined by a circular ditch about 3 metres wide enclosing an area 18 metres across. A concentric ditch, about 2 metres wide, lies within this area and encloses an area approximately 4 metres in diameter. This inner ditch defines the central burial chamber. All the other barrows are of a similar size. Each one has a ditch approximately 2 metres wide enclosing an area 10-12 metres across. Scheduled.

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