Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows

LOCATION

KINGSTON RUSSELL, DORSET

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A 'cemetery' of 44 Bronze Age burial mounds of varying types and sizes, straddling the A35 main road. Very few of the barrows here have been excavated, so it is not known what kind of burials they contain. Some may contain bodies, although by the Early Bronze Age cremation had become common, so they could contain buried cremation urns.

Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows
KINGSTON RUSSELL

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open at any reasonable time during daylight hours

About the area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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