Map Location: TQ2483238116
Mao location of possible Bell Barrow – bottom right of the map [where Ifield Brook meets the River Mole]
The Bell Barrow is marked out to identify location
One of the ‘Devil’s Jumps’ [Bell Barrows] at Treyford on the South Downs – Photo by Simon Burchell
“This may sound really left field but in most cases IF this is a barrow then it may well be on a ley line which can be tracked so there may be an avenue of stones creating a walkway to the barrow which would have been used to prosses down ? It would be a definite ro get a ground scan done & hopefully the archaeologist team will have this in hand”
Regarding the possible barrow, the area enclosed in the ditches is 35m across, so a bit too big for a barrow. The ditches are a bit too good condition for prehistoric too. It’s earlier than the ridge and furrow that covers the site. My guess is its a small moated site, which makes sense with the causeway to the west. The defensive position between the two streams reminds me of the moated site at Arlington.