Excavation at Barrow Hills (now eason Drive, 1983-85. The dark circles are remains of Bronze Age burial mounds.

Barrow Hills

One of the most important excavations in Abingdon took place in the early 1980s at what is now Gardiner Close and Eason Drive.

A Neolithic barrow, several Bronze Age barrows and burials, a Roman cemetery and an Anglo-Saxon village were excavated. Some of the earliest metal objects from the British Isles (three small copper rings, dated to about 2500 BC), was found in this work.

Published Reference: A. Barclay and C. Halpin, Excavations at Barrow Hills, Radley, Oxfordshire. Volume 1: The Neolithic and Bronze Age Monument Complex