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Rolleston’s Barrow, Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – ST 95552 18233 Archaeology & History In what today seems a barely visible tumulus, amidst the large cluster that could once be found upon the large estate grounds of Rushmore House, were once the overgrown … Continue reading

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Old Pleck Barrow, Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference — ST 95459 17548 Archaeology & History This long-lost burial mound was one in a large group of prehistoric tombs that were explored in the 19th century by the legendary antiquarian, General Pitt-Rivers. It had already … Continue reading

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Winterborne Came 18b, Bincombe, Dorset

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SY 680 860 Also Known as: Monument No.1300126  (Pastscape) Archaeology & History A number of very large prehistoric burial mounds, or tumuli, were destroyed in this part of Dorset in the 19th century, including … Continue reading

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Jeffrey & Joan, Portesham, Dorset

Standing Stones (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SY 6070 8701 Also Known as: Jefferey and Jone Archaeology & History Described in early field-name listings as ‘Jefferey and Jone’, this was another group of standing stones, whose precise nature is difficult … Continue reading

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Bul Barrow, Woolland, Dorset

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – ST 7751 0574 Also Known as: Bulbarrow Bull Barrow Archaeology & History A prehistoric round barrow with an ancient literary pedigree, dating back to Anglo-Saxon records according to A.D. Mills (1989), when is was described … Continue reading

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Came Down Carving, Winterborne Came, Bincombe, Dorset

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SY 680 860 Also Known as:  Winterborne Came 18b Carving (Grinsell) Archaeology & History On January 27, 1848, the great Dorsetshire antiquarian Charles Warne sent a letter to the British Archaeological Association about a series … Continue reading

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Badbury Barrow Carving, Shapwick, Dorset

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – ST 958 029 Also Known as Badbury Rings Carving Shapwick 6a carving Archaeology & History Amidst what was once a veritable gathering of prehistoric tombs on the ground immediately west of the Badbury Rings … Continue reading

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Badbury Barrow, Shapwick, Dorest

Tumulus:  OS Grid References – ST 958 029 Also Known as: Shapwick 6a (Grinsell) Archaeology & History Of at least 26 prehistoric barrows or tumuli in close proximity on the grasslands immediately west of the Badbury hillfort, this particular ‘Badbury … Continue reading

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Culliford Tree Barrow, Whitcombe, Dorset

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – SY 6691 8548 Also Known as: Music Barrow Warne’s Barrow 22 Whitcombe 1 (Grinsell) Archaeology & History Crowned by a clump of trees on its top (planted in 1740), this hilltop site is one of … Continue reading

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Long Bredy Cursus, Dorset

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – SY 573 912 Also Known as: Martin’s Down Cursus Archaeology & History Very little of this site can be discerned. Indeed in 1989 Paul Devereux said no remains were visible at ground level, although its … Continue reading

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