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Nan Tow's Tump

Round Barrow(s)


The Tump is one of the Cotswolds' largest round barrows, standing 9 ft high and about 100ft in diameter.

John Reynolds, in his (now defunct) website told how one of the Dukes of Beaufort had a witch buried alive in her house - and that's what Nan Tow's tump is. He added that perhaps the story originates from the (assumed?) discovery of a skeleton in a cist in the barrow. Traditionally the witch was supposed to have been buried 'upright'. But the scheduled monument record on MAGIC suggests there's no evidence of the barrow having been excavated.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th January 2003ce
Edited 7th January 2011ce

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