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Giant's Grave (Holcombe)

Long Barrow

Folklore

The barrow is in a field called 'Giant's Ground' and is said to be the grave of Giant Gorm (who appears in various local tales - eg that of Druid Stoke). The field is said to be the site of a great battle (- perhaps that refers to the demise of the giant?).

The barrow was also formerly known as Charleborow, whatever the derivation of that may be - perhaps the name of another purported occupant?

(information from the Somerset Historic Environment Record)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th March 2004ce
Edited 23rd April 2005ce

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