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Down Farm, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Barrow (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 6018 5013 Archaeology & History On the western edges of Basingstoke, at Kempshott, could once be found this ancient site—destroyed many decades ago.  It was one of number of similar prehistoric burial mounds … Continue reading

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Holed Stone, West Overton, Wiltshire

Enclosure & Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1285 7151 Getting Here Follow the same directions to reach the Polisher Stone at the top-end of Overton Down as it meets Fyfield Down. From here, walk down the slope for 100 … Continue reading

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The Polisher, West Overton, Wiltshire

‘Standing Stone’:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1283 7150 Also Known as: OD II (Fowler) Parsons Penning Stone The Polissoir Getting Here We were graciously guided to this spot by local archaeological authority, Pete Glastonbury — which is good, cos … Continue reading

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Overton Down Tomb, West Overton, Wiltshire

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SU 131 705 Getting Here From the Avebury stone circle, walk out eastwards and straight up the ancient Ridgeway for about a mile until it levels out and meets up with the adjoining track upon … Continue reading

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