Forest

Ball Hill

What will I see?

This linear alignment of Bronze Age barrows can be viewed by the public. The barrows proved to be both unusually rich in artefacts and to contain very different internal structures when excavated by the Rev Kirwan of Gittisham. Hutchinson was critical of Kirwan’s methods and his almost non-existing recording.

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How do I get there?

On Open Access land and is visible from the public bridleway; there is limited parking at SY172 944

Can I find out more?

-    Illustrations  from Hist. Sidmouth Part 1 Page 123 and description on 1870 DA Barrow Committee report, both reproduced in Butler Vol.1 p.209.

-    Jones and Quinell (DAS Proc. No. 66 2008 27-58).

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