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Pigtrough Bottom (top of)

Round Barrow(s)


A much denuded round barrow is sited just of the Ridgeway path here. It is just next to a small break of trees where the Ridgeway crosses the B4001. It is positioned with a wonderful view over the Vale of the White Horse looking down on Childrey village.

If you approach the area on the Icknield Way (B4057) from Wantage you get a wonderful view of Pigtrough bottom (it looks like a giant pigtrough from a distance, hence its name). Best viewed on the junction of this road and 'Silver lane' - just before you reach the dip next to Childrey.
wysefool Posted by wysefool
4th November 2003ce
Edited 5th February 2007ce

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