Site Location: North-West Oxfordshire
Related Achive: Manning
In Churchill, Percy Manning documented a number of sites, including a round barrow on Besbury Lane. Part of it has been ploughed out, but trees were still visible on top. It has been suggested that this is a Saxon site.
Manning also noted a barrow called 'The Mount', near Mount Farm. It is a bowl barrow, 22m in diameter and 2.2m high with a surrounding ditch. It is thought its present shape is due to eighteenth and nineteenth century landscaping, when it was planted with conifers. It has also been suggested that this barrow is also Saxon in date.
A number of Roman coins were also found at Churchill in a field adjoining Sars Brook.
Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, Vol II, p345
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Barrow on Besbury Lane, Churchill looking towards the east (March 2006)
Barrow on Besbury Lane, Churchill looking towards the west (March 2006)
The Mount, Churchill looking towards the north-west (March 2006)