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Combe Gibbet

Long Barrow


This long barrow is 200ft long and 75ft wide, flanked by ditches 15ft wide and still 3ft deep. The 6ft high mound was crowned with a wooden gibbet, and might still be, because the original has been replaced many times over the years for some morbid reason.

(figures from Dyer's 'Discovering regional archaeology - the cotswolds and upper thames)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th October 2003ce

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