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Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


This is a true 'palimpsest' of a landscape. There are a lot of bumps, and yes, some of them are bronze age barrows. But some of them are actually the remains of a bizarre scheme from WWII: an attempt to recreate the street plan of Bristol on top of a heathy hillside, to lure the bombers away from the city. You can read more on MAGIC's extract from the EH schedule:

From up here you can see for miles in practically every direction, and I am sure this is where I could see from the outlying circle at Stanton Drew.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th October 2004ce
Edited 26th April 2005ce

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