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West Tump

Long Barrow

West Tump (Long Barrow) by Rhiannon From the article in the 'links' section, 1880.

This is how he spotted the barrow:
"Most of the members of the Society, being in carriages, kept to the roads. I was on horseback, and in taking a short cut through Buckholt Wood, with my mind intent on archaeology, I suddenly saw before me a huge mound! I rode to the top of it, and around it, and after a careful examiniation, came to the conclusion that it was a Long Barrow, and a very perfect one. Before many hours were past, in fact before I returned home that night, I had obtained permission, through the kindness of Lady Cromie and Mr. W.F. Beach, to have it opened and examined, and had also obtained [...] promises of funds sufficient to commence the work."
Rhiannon Image Credit: G B Witts
Posted by Rhiannon
12th April 2015ce
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Comments (1)

That's brilliant, not seen these diagrams before. It's probably my favourite Cotswolds site, shame it get mountain bikes but they're following in Witts' hoofprints! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th April 2015ce
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