Site Location: West Oxfordshire
Related Achive: Manning
Chesterton Barrow is a large mound sitting right by the side of the road in a piece of wooded ground at the junction of the A43 and A4095, opposite Middleton Stoney Park.
The mound now looks slightly more oval than round in shape and is approximaely 6 feet high, covered with bushes and trees. It has been tentatively dated to the Saxon period, as it appears to be unusually large for a Bronze Age Barrow. An excavation in 1974 in advance of road-widening revealed some Romano-British sherds but no inhumations, and no other dating evidence. It is a scheduled ancient monument.
Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, Vol I, p263
Gregory and Rowley, Council for British Archaeology, Group 9Newsletter, 1974, p12