Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows

Aerial View of Winterbourne Poor Lot

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Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9XD

Before You Go

Winterbourne Poor Lot is a 'cemetery' of 44 Bronze Age burial mounds of varying types and sizes, straddling the A35 main road.

Read more about the history of the barrows.

Before You Go

Parking: Parking is possible in a small layby on a minor road adjacent to the site. Turn right off the A35 approximately 1.8 miles west of Winterbourne Abbas.

Dogs: Sheep may be grazing on site, so please keep dogs on leads.

Be aware: Take great care crossing back over the busy road to enter the driveway to Wellbottom Lodge.

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Plan a Great Day Out

Whilst in the area continue east along the A35 for a short distance to The Nine Stones, a small Neolithic circle of standing stones.

Kingston Russell Stone Circle is also within easy driving distance, as is the impressive Iron Age hillfort of Maiden Castle near Dorchester. Its history stretches from Neolithic to late Roman times.


The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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