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Bartlow Hills, 1905 (photo F J Allen) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Bartlow Hills Roman barrow cemetery

History of the Bartlow Hills

Scheduled Monument:

Bartlow Hills Roman barrow cemetery includes some of the best preserved Roman barrows in Britain and on the continent. As part of a concentration of Roman barrows in East Anglia, they provide a unique insight into the social and economic development of south east England in the early days of the Roman occupation. Their association with contemporary features, such as a Roman villa and possibly a metal working area, reveals the multi-dimensional use of the Bartlow Hills site for domestic, funerary and industrial purposes and highlights its exceptional importance. As a result of investigation at the beginning of the 19th century, the remains are quite well understood, while significant archaeological deposits have been left intact.

Further reading:

The Pyramids of Essex – Bartlow Hills


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