Cornish Barrow was not sold
Extracts from the full article at www.thisiscornwall.co.uk
DELIGHT AS PREHISTORIC BARROW IS WITHDRAWN
09:00 - 25 September 2003
A BRONZE Age burial mound which sits on a Cornish hilltop went under the hammer at auction this week, attracting hundreds of potential buyers.
But the 4,000-year-old monument, which has belonged to the family of 1970s' rock musician Nic Potter for more than half a century, was withdrawn from the sale after bidding failed to reach the reserve price of £20,000.
Afterwards, Mr Potter - who was the bass player for Van Der Graaf Generator - told of his relief that he still owned the 11.5 metres-wide monument on a hilltop between St Ives and Penzance.
"I have been lying awake at night thinking how much I love the barrow," he said.
"To me it's a place full of life. I go there for peace and inspiration."
Posted by cookieneil
27th September 2003ce
Edited 11th August 2013ce