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ROBIN HOODS BUTTS

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Five round barrows, together forming a linear round barrow cemetery on Brown Down in the eastern region of the Blackdown Hills. The cemetery forms part of a larger group of round barrows situated on Brown Down, collectively known as Robin Hood's Butts. The five round barrows, following a north to south alignment, include four bowl-shaped barrows and a bell barrow located at the south end of the linear cemetery. The mounds of the bowl barrows have an average diameter of 20 metres and an average height of 2.2 metres. The mound of the bell barrow is 28 metres in diameter, 2.5 metres high and is surrounded by a level berm up to 10 metres wide. The barrows are partly enclosed by a single continuous ditch, possibly contemporary, up to 1 metre deep on the south side of the bell barrow. The remainder of the ditch has become largely infilled, surviving as a shallow depression, between 2 metres and 4 metres wide. Scheduled.

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