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Kitt's Grave

Long Barrow


Details of long barrow on Pastscape

(SU 03192116) Kitt's Grave (NAT). Almost certainly the 'Cotelesburgh (Cotel's Barrow) of a Saxon charter of Damerham (B817) and the 'Chetoles Beorh' of another of Bower Chalke (B917). The adjacent place-names 'Catler's Corner' and Chettle Head Copse' are also from the name 'Cotel'. No mound or other significant feature located. Local tradition is that Kitt was a gipsy who died at this spot and was buried in Martin churchyard; but this (whether or not genuine) is probably a superimposition on a long-standing Cotel/Kitt name. The barrow may in fact have been that seen 300 metres to the east (SU 02 SW 18). (4)
Chance Posted by Chance
3rd June 2014ce

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