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Rhino Rift Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Geophysical surveys of this mysterious oval mound suggest it was originally two Bronze Age round barrows, aligned SE-NW. They're apparently the nearest barrows to Gorsey Bigbury henge. Curiously the results showed their ditches had little causeways, and the causeways faced each other (imagine a C and a backwards C) - the barrows were only a metre apart. It makes you wonder about the story behind their design and who were buried there.

(info from Jodie Lewis's article in Proc Univ Brist Spel Soc 2003 vol23)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th April 2005ce
Edited 11th April 2016ce

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