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| Shooting Box Disc Barrow |
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|Description ||The best, most obvious barrow remaining on The Long Mynd, and the sole known example of a disc barrow in Shropshire.
It covers a circular area some 170 feet in diameter, with an outer raised heather-covered ring circa 15 feet wide, and the inner green mound 60 feet across and up to 8 feet high.
It is so named due a grouse shooting box that was on its northern side until 1992; it now leaves a large depression in the green mound, with a similar depression on the east side, suggesting another construction there.
The barrow dates between 1950 - 1700 BC, and finds of note here, but it is not far from The Port Way, a prehistoric track route, much in use for leisure activities today.
To the west the ridge of The Stiperstones can be seen, which has numerous cairns and outcrops atop its line, rich in wildlife, folklore and superstition.
Visible further to the west is Corndon Hill, which is very near the site of Cwm Mawr axe factory, and Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle.
From the barrow, the summits of The Wrekin (NE), and Caer Caradoc (Church Stretton) to the east are visible.
This picture is taken from the NE, within the disc; to the right in the far distance, is Corndon Hill, and the next ridge is the southern end of The Stiperstones.
The depressions within the barrow can be seen - nearest on the east side, and to the right on the north side.|
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