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Combe Gibbet

Long Barrow


A bizarre place to find such a gruesome reminder of popular justice (or not) from not that long ago, it has to be said. I guess the siting of the gibbet just goes to show how adept Neolithic people were at making their monuments the focal point of the landscape.....

Not a bad long barrow, either, with far reaching views and Walbury hillfort close at hand to boot.
[Note, however, that the hillfort is an official 'nature reserve', so if you want to walk the perimeter you'll have to do a bit of 'naughty, naughty'].
14th June 2009ce
Edited 14th June 2009ce

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