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Carbury Hill

Round Barrow(s)


I'd been to Carbury Hill before and not visited the barrows. The site is really a barrow cemetery – I counted four, but there may be more under the gorse as the hill drops away to the west.

The main barrow is huge and its ditch hasn't silted up too badly over the years. Indeed, it's almost 2 metres deep in places. The diameter is about 30 metres and it has two satellite barrows within another 30 metres of it. There's also another small mound/barrow about 120 metres to the south with the ubiquitous trig point plonked on it.

From the main barrow, there would be views all around had the gorse not taken hold so vigoursly.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
14th September 2013ce

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