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Giant's Grave (Holcombe)

Long Barrow


There isn't much left of this long barrow, according to the Somerset Historic Environment Record. It has been opened up twice in 'recent' history (1826 and 1909 - finding various human and animal bones, and a leaf-shaped flint arrowhead) and perhaps the Romans had a look, because pottery and coins from their era have been found too. The barrow is almost on the parish boundary, and is more of a bump these days (perhaps with some stones still remaining).

If you're easily amused you will be interested to hear that the stream valley to the north of the barrow is called 'Snail's Bottom'.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th March 2004ce
Edited 23rd April 2005ce

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