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Whitfield's Tump

Long Barrow


Visited 6.3.13

There are several minor roads which run across Minchinhampton Common.
Two of the roads run either side of the Long Barrow.

I like visiting sites on Commons.
Firstly, you can walk about wherever you like without any problems and
Secondly it is usually very easy to park.
As is the case here, although you do have to keep an eye out for low flying golf balls!

It took a few minutes to spot the Barrow as it blends in with the various golf bunkers.
In fact, if you didn’t know what it was you would think it was a bunker!

The Barrow is well mangled and sits right next to one of the greens.
It is approx 1m high x 30m long x 10m across.
The centre has been dug out and it now resembles a horse shoe in shape.
There were several stones sticking out of the grass in the centre of the depression.

As I said, I like visiting Commons but it was by now getting dark and we were well late in getting home to pick the children up. Time to go……….
Posted by CARL
8th March 2013ce

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