Fordington Barrows
Bronze Age Round Barrows ?
Ulceby, Lincolnshire  OS Map Ref TF417714
OS Maps - Landranger 122 (Skegness & Horncastle), Explorer 274 (Skegness, Alford & Spilsby)


Site of Fordington Medieval Viaalge and possible round barrows
Overview of the site of the deserted village looking east from a minor road that runs close by. The bump to the right of the tree in the centre is one of the possible barrows - I believe the other is somewhere to the left.

There are 2 possible Bronze Age round barrows on this site, but positive identification is difficult as they are surrounded by the remains of the deserted medieval village (DMV) of Fordington whose banks, ditches and building foundation mounds can still be clearly seen from a little further down the road.
It is James Dyer in his book 'Discovering Prehistoric England' who suggests that there are a pair of barrows on the site and goes on to speculate that they may have been reused during the medieval period as bases for windmills, however I'm not convinced. If you have any information about the barrows please let me know.
The site is close to the long barrows of Giant's Hills half a mile to the east-southeast, Spellows Hill a mile to the west-northwest and Deadmen's Graves just over a mile and a half to the east-northeast.

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