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MONUMENT NO. 354655

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Bronze Age barrow cemetery on Bully Hill. There are seven barrows which survive as substantial, roughly circular earthworks arranged in a line south west to north east, following the rise of the hill. Distances of between 3 and 9 metres divide the six south western barrow mounds. They vary in diameter from 12 to 26 metres. All stand to an average height of 3 metres, with sloping sides and rounded summits, except the third barrow from the south. This barrow is the largest in diameter and may originally have been in excess of 4 metres high. However, antiquarian excavations have reduced its height to no more than 2 metres. These excavatoins have cut into the north western flank of the mound and created a large circular hollow at the centre. The other barrows show no significant signs of disturbance, although the most southerly mound may have been subjected to some very minor excavation. The seventh barrow is situated some 280 metres to the north east of the main group. It has a diameter of approximately 16 metres and is about 3 metres high with a rounded profile and uneven summit. There is no visible evidence of any encircling quarry ditches around these mounds, but it is believed that since similar barrows in the area are known to have ditches these barrows will also have infilled ditches surviving as buried features beneath the present ground surface. Scheduled.

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