Barrow on Parsonage Hill
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Dorset County Council
East Dorset District Council
Gussage St Michael
SJ981981 (398131, 111377)
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A probable Neolithic long barrow located on Parsonage Hill, just west of the village of Gussage St Michael, near the crest of a ridge between the Gussage and Crichel valleys, overlooking the former. The barrow is listed by RCHME as Gussage St Michael 10 and by Grinsell as Gussage St Michael VI. Ordnance Survey fieldwork in 1954 described the mound as under the plough, 32 metres by 23 metres, and up to 1.4 metres high. The surrounding ditch features a wide causeway on the southern end of the mound. As well as spreading the mound, giving it an almost circular appearance, ploughing has also obscured detail of the ditch, especially at the barrow's northern end. There is no record of any excavation.
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