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Small Down

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


There are traces of fourteen - or maybe even more - Bronze Age round barrows on top of Small Down Knoll. They're enclosed by the banks and ditches of a later hillfort. The builders didn't consider all those barrows to be in the way?

One of the barrows contains a golden coffin - but which one? How confusing.

(mentioned in Grinsell's 1976 'Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain', originally from the Somerset Year Book for 1933., p107.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th June 2004ce
Edited 14th June 2007ce

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