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Carburrow Tor



The two cairns each conceal a golden coffin, containing the body of a king. A flock of birds protects them and chases away intruders - perhaps you'll see them wheeling round if you visit? It is said that attempts to dig a Home Guard lookout at the site were interrupted by a flock of birds..

(mentioned in Grinsell's 'Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain')
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th June 2004ce
Edited 23rd June 2004ce

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