Monument record BRR 005 - South of the Lodge, Barrow

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Circular, low flat mound surrounded by penannular ditch, causeway on N side. Probably mill mound or landscape feature. Labelled 'Moat' on earlier OS maps.


Grid reference Centred TL 7564 6382 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL76SE


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Full Description

(TL 76566382) Moat (GT) (S1)

800m north west of Barrow village, there is a large near-circular mound, situated on level ground on the crest of a ridge at 300ft OD
next to a field called Mote Hill Close on the Tithe Map (a). It has a level, undisturbed top, measures on average 26.0m in diameterand reaches a height of 1.0m above the surrounding ground level. The mound is surrounded by a ditch averaging 3.0m in width and 1.2m in depth, dry when visited but clearly waterfilled for most of the year. The ditch has a causeway across the north side, and the west side has
been mutilated by dumping. This feature is not a moat, and is too small for a castle-mound. Though the position is suitable for a mill, it lacks the characteristic features of a mill mound, and the field name does not support this either. It could be a barrow, though the causeway is an uncommon feature. Published survey (25" 1904) correct. (S2)

No change since report of 5.8.62. (S4)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1950. 6" map.
  • <S2> Map: 1839. Barrow Tithe Map.
  • <3b> Photograph: RAF. 1972. APs (RAF CPE/UK/1972 4174).
  • <3a> Photograph: RAF. 1972. APs (RAF CPE/UK/1972 4177 11.4.47.
  • <S4> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 GJM 05-AUG-77.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL76SE4.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Jan 18 2021 2:50PM

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