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Round Barrow(s)

Fieldnotes

I was a bit surprised to see that someone else had already added this site, they were, I thought, a quite obscure pair of barrows. I was not however surprised to see that it was Carl, he gets about a bit, which is what it's all about, getting out.

I was "just passing through" from one place to another, when on the map, jumped out two very close to the road barrows, well, map says ones a barrow and t'other is a cairn, what's in a name?
loads, you know that.
I parked in front of one gate and approached with Arthur J. Russell, just intending to have a look see if I was in the right place, I hadn't even got my slippers off, try driving in walking boots. The cairn loomed across the field which had been ploughed and was bone dry, I decided on a one in a thousand chance and visited my first cairn in my slippers, mmmm comfy.
The cairn is about two meters high, and well over twenty across. When I first saw it at the field gate I woohooed at it in splendid surprise, i wasn't expecting it to be so big. There are four largish boulders hugging the north western arc but whether they are field clearance or kerbing I couldn't say. Castle hill to the east and Gwastedyn hill to the south create a pleasing backdrop to the cairn.
postman Posted by postman
3rd August 2012ce

Comments (3)

That's a superb looking cairn. I love that area of Mid-Wales, great to see it getting more coverage. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
3rd August 2012ce
ha ha, If i saw you in your slippers i'd probably run as i'd think you may have escaped from somewhere, you'll be carrying the settee with you next, the postman should rest sometimes!!! bladup Posted by bladup
6th August 2012ce
Hi Postie,
I do my best!
Regards,
Carl
Posted by CARL
6th August 2012ce
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