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Beacon Hill

Round Barrow(s)


In 1514 John and Agnes Panter of Doulting were accused of resorting annually on the Eve of St John the Baptist's Day to Mendip to consult with demons. The part of Mendip in Doulting parish is Beacon Hill, crowned with a notable group of barrows, extending westward into the adjoining parish of Ashwick. It seems reasonable to suspect that the Panters were 'communing' with spirits supposedly residing in these barrows.
L V Grinsell, in 'Somerset Barrows - revisions 1971-87', v131 (1987) of Som Arch Nat Hist.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
24th April 2006ce

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