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Uphill Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

Fieldnotes

I have lived near by most of my life and have often wandered over the raised hump of the little hill over shadowed by the Quarry not really knowing any thing about it but always thinking it was special. I went again last weekend to discover that it is indeed a "Bell" barrow and of national importance. It has only been patially excavated but despite that many treausres were found that now sit in Glastonbury museum. It is a beautiful place and worth a visit if only for the views and the lovely surroundings of Uphill. The Ship pub is near by that will offer a good lunch and a welcome to dogs and there is a cafe too in the quarry. Parking is in th quarry itself but has many raised stones that make parking difficlut. There is another parking space under the hill opposite the Ship or park on the beach and walk back which gives really impressive views of the Quarry and the Barrow itself. Posted by sammie
17th February 2012ce

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