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Hindwell round barrow group

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Not much further down the road a footpath gives access to a field boasting two round barrows, Hindwell Farm I and II. Sadly, neither is exactly well-preserved, having been ploughed to within an inch of their (considerable) lives. But when viewed in the context of the other sites nearby, they should not be overlooked. The views to Bache Hill and The Whimble are inevitably fabulous.

Passing Hindwell Farm, a further barrow (Hindwell Ash) is visible in a field to the north, on the left (west) side of the round. An OS trig pillar has been inserted and the barrow proves to be in a poor state, crumbling away under the pillar on its northern flank. The fourth barrow in the group, Upper Ninepence (great name) is not visible from here.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
3rd March 2013ce

Comments (2)

Good stuff, keep them alive :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th March 2013ce
They're just about clinging on mate. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
5th March 2013ce
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