The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Gallows Hill

Round Barrow(s)


Visited 14.4.12

Immediately north of the village of Lydford (just off the A386) – where the road forks. There is a convenient parking space at the junction.

As part of my on-going attempt to visit every E.H. site I stopped off at Lydford to look at the castle on my way down to Cornwall. (There is a cracking church to visit right next to the castle with a funny tomb inscription of a clock maker!)

Anyway, looking at the map I spotted a ‘Tumulus’ just to the north of the village.
How could I resist?
Gallows Hill? – No prizes for what must have taken place here in the past!

The field in which the Barrow stands is surrounded by a hedge and barbed wire fence and I couldn’t find a way in. However, the Barrow can be easily seen over the fence so it’s not a problem.

E.H. state:
‘A large bowl barrow, 35m in diameter and 1.56m high, with no trace of a ditch. It is turf covered and very well preserved’.
Posted by CARL
26th April 2012ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment