Afton Down

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight


NGRef: SZ352857
OSMap: LR196
Sitetype: Nb/BAb

Neolithic & Bronze-Age Barrow Group

A group of 24 barrows comprising; a long barrow, 34.7m long, 0.9m high and orientated east-west, 17 bowl barrows, 4 bell barrows and 2 disc barrows (one being used now as a golfing green). The site was excavated in 1817 revealing nothing of significance in the long barrow, but several cremations in the round barrows.