Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery on Arne Hill


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One of four HAA gunpits at Arne, Dorset

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Bowl Barrow
Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

Purbeck District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

South Dorset

Grid Reference

SJ971971 (397089, 88130)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.6922, -2.04122

Nearest Postcode

BH20 5BJ

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Bronze age bowl barrow and the levelled remains of a bowl barrow situated on Arne Hill in the Isle of Purbeck. The bowl barrow located at NGR SY96928816 has a mound composed of earth, sand and turf with a maximum diameter of 25 metres and a maximum height of circa 2.5 metres. The top of the mound has two small trenches likely to represent World War II dug-outs. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. This survives as an earthwork 3 metres wide and circa 0.75 metres deep and is flanked by an outer bank 2.25 metres wide and circa 0.5 metres high. The levelled barrow located at NGR SY97168806 had a small mound composed of earth, sand and turf. This was reduced during World War II. The quarry ditch surrounding the mound has become infilled over the years and survives as a buried feature. Scheduled.

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