SY6089 : Tumulus in a turnip field

near to Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, Great Britain

Tumulus in a turnip field
Tumulus in a turnip field
Big Wood and Big Wood Barrow Cemetery
Big Wood is a deciduous woodland on a hill top just south of Winterbourne Abbas. It is Wherrybones Wood from Thomas Hardy's novels. The site also has several Barrow Burials or Tumuli along the edge of the woodland and just inside it.
Tumulus, Tumuli
A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. Tumuli are also known as barrows, burial mounds. In Britain they mainly date from Neolithic to the Bronze Age (2900 - 800BC), although some are later.
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2011
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6082 8955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.2556N 2:33.3715W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6078 8959
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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