|This is what appears to be a round barrow, perched on the top of a hill at the northern edge of Cannock Chase. Certainly a shallow ditch surrounds a circular mound of earth, and though worn, I have no reason to doubt that it is what it appears to be! The remants of a cement post stands in the middle, though I can't imagine what it was there for. I can find no reference to the site in any resources I have on Staffordshire, though two 'Saxon burial mounds' (King's Low and Queen's Low) are situated on the flatter land to the north-west. I would be interested for some of you more experienced Antiquarians to have a first hand look at this site and say what you think.
Off the A513, turn into the second track leading to Sister Dora's Nursing Home. Beyond this, turning right, there is parking space for about 10 cars (it will be busy at weekends, so you could park on the Pay car park on the Common and walk through the trees to this point). With the Nursing Home behind you, you will see a small pond between two paths and to the left of this, a track leading directly up the hill. The burial mound is at the top of this hill.
Put the OS co-ordinates into Rhiannon's Get A Map link:
You are heading for the right of the 138 contour, just below Milford Common.
Posted by Howden
27th February 2003ce
Edited 28th February 2003ce