SU0419 : Southern end of the Pentridge bank barrow

taken 10 years ago, near to Pentridge, Dorset, Great Britain

Southern end of the Pentridge bank barrow
Southern end of the Pentridge bank barrow
Looking from the bridleway to the bank barrow near the NE terminal of the Dorset Cursus.

The present day form of the barrow comprises two distinct parts: the taller narrower part (tree-covered) to the north-east and the wider flatter part (grass-covered) to the south-west. These parts are 50m and 90m long, respectively. Although they have been considered to be two cojoined long barrows, probing and aerial photography has revealed them to have a common continuous ditch (now ploughed out). Another suggestion is that the western part is a classic long barrow, with the eastern part as a tail that was added later: the presence of the Dorset Cursus terminal would have prevented expansion in the other direction.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 31 January, 2008
Category
Ancient mound   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 0412 1903 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.2403N 1:56.5618W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 0412 1893
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