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Copley Hill bowl barrow

History of Copley Hill bowl barrow

Scheduled Monument:

The monument includes a bowl barrow on Copley Hill. This natural hill, one of several chalk knolls along the Babraham Road (A1307), stands 17m high and is crowned by a small mound representing the remains of a Bronze Age barrow. The mound measures approximately 21m in diameter and is 2m high. Its north western slope merges with the natural hill, obscuring the precise dimensions of the mound. The surrounding ditch, from which earth was dug in the construction of the mound, has become infilled over the years, but will survive as a buried feature. It is believed to be approximately 3m wide.


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