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The Five Barrows

This Bronze Age barrow cemetery consists of eight barrows, despite what the name of the site suggests. It is thought that the barrows were constructed over a long period of time perhaps as much as 500 years, suggesting the site may have been seen as a special place, reserved for the important members of the community.

The barrows are laid out in an east-west direction although they are not in line. There are three different types of barrow in evidence, a disc barrow at the eastern end, a bowl bell barrow at the Western end, with five other bowl barrows of varying height.

The site is reached via a pathway from the road from Brook to Shalcombe.

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