Great Stukeley Roman Barrows
Great Stukeley sits astride the Ermine Street Roman road about 3 miles (5km) north-west of the Romano-British
settlement of Durovigutum (Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire). Here,
situated to either side of the old highway there are two Roman barrows, burial mounds or tumuli.
- Barrow Mound A (TL 2199 7457; Scheduled 2000-10-06 #33351) Lying to the east of the Ermine Street 200 yards
(180m) from Barrow B and about 500 yards (c.450m) south-west of Stukeley Hall, this flat-topped barrow rises
like a truncated cone about 6½ feet (c.2m) from the base of its surrounding ditch, which measures about 75 feet
(c.23m) in diameter.
- Barrow Mound B (TL 2189 7473; Scheduled 2000-09-08 #33352) Situated to the west of Ermine Street about 320
yards (c.290 metres) east of Saint Bartholomew's Church, this flat-topped mound rises 5 feet (c.1.5m)
above the general level of the field and is surrounded by a circular ditch 65 feet (20m) in diameter, measuring around
4½ feet deep and about 4 feet wide (c.1.4 x 1.2 m).
This page is dedicated to W. Wheeler who prompted me to write it.