2022.08.11 Nosehill farm – clearance of the Bowl Barrow
Everyone has heard of prehistoric long barrows and round barrows. Bowl barrows are much less conspicuous; they are shaped like inverted saucers. The bowl barrow on a farm in the east of Gloucestershire is one such. Our task was to clear the vegetation growing on and around the edge of the barrow so as to reveal its form and preserve its character.
Four volunteers did an amazing job of clearance using saws, loppers, rakes and a brush cutter. The accompanying ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos show what a difference we made. We plan to go back in November to finish the task.
“ After” photo