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Beedon Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Mr Charles Long communicated a Notice of the investigation of a British tumulus in Berkshire, directed by Mr Henry Long and himself some years since, and he produced a portion of a diminutive vase, found with the interent, and of the class termed by Sir Richard C Hoare, "incense cups."

.. The barrow was situated near Stanmore Farm, at Beedon.. The common people gave the name of Borough, or Burrow, Hill to it, and they had a vague tradition of a man called Burrow who was there interred in a coffin of precious metal..

.. It was with considerable difficulty that Mr Long could prevail upon the tenant-farmer to give consent; his wife, moreover, had dreamed of treasure concealed on the east side, "near a white spot." The promise, that all valuables discovered should be rendered up to them, at length secured their permission.
p67 in 'The Archaeological Journal' v7, 1850.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th February 2008ce
Edited 14th July 2010ce

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