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Magdalen Hill Down Barrows

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Visited 24.11.12

For a ‘B’ road the B3404 sure is a busy one, which I guess isn’t surprising as it is one of the main roads into Winchester – which by the way is well worth a visit.

The closest we could park was in front of some houses just over the bridge.
Despite the rain it was only a 5 minute walk back up the road towards the nature reserve where the Barrows reside. (very posh school opposite!)

As soon as you enter the reserve 3 Barrows are obvious – the other side of a barbed wire fence.

The largest of the 3 Barrows is approx 1.8m high x 12m across.
The next largest is approx 1.5m high x 10m across.
The smallest being approx 1m high x 8m across.
All 3 Barrows show clear signs of being dug into.

On a nice day (not today) this would be a good place to visit – providing you can find somewhere to park of course!
Posted by CARL
27th November 2012ce

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