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Bartlow Hills

Round Barrow(s)


Without any fieldnotes or a map these monsters took a bit of finding. I eventually parked at the south end of the village and walked back along a footpath through woods before branching off to the right deeper into the woods where the 'hills' suddenly appear in front of you. Wht are they not known better? possibly because there are very few other sites in the area?
Visiting in early April there is very little greenery around, though more than in Cornwall at the moment. Even so there is no view from the top of the tallest mound because of the trees all around, which is a shame.
I would love to know more about the excavations here, how they were carried out and where the story of the light being left burning inside came from.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
6th April 2014ce

Comments (1)

Utterly astounding monuments Mr H. Can't be ignored simply because they are slighty out of the TMA 'date range'. Perhaps the ultimate expression of a tradition. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
7th April 2014ce
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