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Pelynt Round Barrow Cemetery

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


The Barrow Field, as it is known locally, can be viewed by walking south from the Spar shop in Pelynt village. A nice lane heads from the car park down to Wilton Mill where the path vears to the left around the property. Follow the track beside a pond to the road, turn left up the hill. The barrow field in on your left and can soon be viewed through a gate way. I have not been able to make out anything of any signifigance in here, the field being ploughed on regular occasions (what poor eyesite I had...on my most recent trip I walked into the field and identified perhaps 7 barrows, although they have all been "landscaped" by the plough over the years)
Continue up the lane turning left after the next field to take a green lane back to the village.

For more information on the discoveries in this field seek out Geofrey Grigson's book "Freedom of the Parish".
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
4th January 2004ce
Edited 28th September 2006ce

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