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Monument details

HER Number:TR 13 NE 12
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bitchborrow Mount ? barrow (site of)

Summary

Bitchborrow Mount ? barrow (site of)


Grid Reference:TR 1669 3773
Map Sheet:TR13NE
Parish:NEWINGTON, SHEPWAY, KENT

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A round barrow at Saltwood is listed by the authors who give the wrong O.S. 6" sheet (XXVI N.W.) and state that a tower is on the site. Their small distribution map shows this barrow about one and a half miles east of south of the Tolsford Hill barrows. (see TR 13 NE 3) (1) On the highest point of Summerhouse Hill at TR 16693773 there are the footings of a small circular building measuring 3.7m in external diameter. The building is placed upon a low circular mound measuring 11.0m in diameter and 0.3m in height around which there are faint traces of a ditch. On a map of 1685 (a) the building is shown as a small tower with a cupola-roof on a hill called "Bitchborrow Mount". Without excavation it is difficult to determine whether the mound is contemporary with the tower, but the name "Bitchborrow" (now Beachborough) suggests a barrow. (2) A tumulus is listed in Saltwood. (3)


RPS Clouston, 1994, Folkestone & Dover Water services: Bluehouse to Cherry Garden Trunk Main (Unpublished document). SKE6910.

RPS Clouston, 1994, Folkestone & Dover Water services: Bluehouse to Cherry Garden Trunk Main (Unpublished document). SKe6910.

<1> Arch Cant 74 1960 56 (P Ashbee and GC Dunning) (OS Card Reference). SKE35576.

<2> Map of Hythe dated 1685 (Thos Hill) (Hythe Mus) (OS Card Reference). SKE46514.

<3> F1 ASP 17.05.63 (OS Card Reference). SKE42143.

<4> VCH Kent 1 1908 331 (G Clinch) (OS Card Reference). SKE50836.

<5> Field report for monument TR 13 NE 12 - May, 1963 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5335.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
---Unpublished document: RPS Clouston. 1994. Folkestone & Dover Water services: Bluehouse to Cherry Garden Trunk Main.
<1>OS Card Reference: Arch Cant 74 1960 56 (P Ashbee and GC Dunning).
<2>OS Card Reference: Map of Hythe dated 1685 (Thos Hill) (Hythe Mus).
<3>OS Card Reference: F1 ASP 17.05.63.
<4>OS Card Reference: VCH Kent 1 1908 331 (G Clinch).
<5>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 13 NE 12 - May, 1963.