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MONUMENT NO. 396459

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The monument includes a south west-north east aligned group of three Early Bronze Age saucer barrows and a pair of early medieval barrows known as hlaews situated on a chalk ridge which forms part of the Sussex Downs. The south westerly saucer barrow has a low, circular mound circa 11 metres in diameter and circa 0.3 metres high with a central hollow, indicating part excavation during the 19th century. The mound is surrounded by a ditch circa 1.5 metres wide and circa 0.2 metres deep, from which material used to construct the barrow was excavated. The barrow has been partly levelled on its north eastern side by long-term use of a downland track which runs along the ridge at this point. The central saucer barrow lies circa 2 metres to the north east and has a mound circa 11 metres in diameter and up to 0.4 metres high, surrounded by a buried quarry ditch circa 1.5 metres wide and circa 0.2 metres deep. The ditch has been levelled by the downland track, which runs across its south western edge. Situated a further 2 metres to the north west, the north easterly saucer barrow has an uneven mound circa 11 metres in diameter and circa 0.4 metres high, surrounded by a ditch circa 1.5 metres wide and circa 0.2 metres deep. It has been suggested that these three mounds are Saxon in date. The larger hlaew lies circa 1 metre to the west of the north easterly saucer barrow and has a circular mound circa 8 metres in diameter with a central hollow, surrounded by a buried quarry ditch circa 1 metre wide. The second hlaew lies circa 18 metres to the south east and has a small mound circa 5 metres in diameter and circa 0.2 metres high, which is also surrounded by a buried ditch circa 1 metre wide. Scheduled.

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