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Beacon Hill

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Totnes (5km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SX857620 / Sheet: 202
Latitude:50° 26' 45.82" N
Longitude:   3° 36' 36.05" W

Added by CARL

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On the way back to the caravan park following a visit to Berry Pomeroy Castle (another English Heritage site knocked off the list!) I took the opportunity to have a look at this Barrow I spotted on the O/S map (marked tumulus).
Taking the minor road north east towards the village of Marldon you climb up Beacon Hill and come to 2 large TV transmitters on your right (visible from miles around). There is room to park in front of the locked gate which leads to the transmitters.
Jumping over the gate I followed the track towards the buildings which surround the transmitters. The transmitter to the left is surrounded by a security fence and just inside the fence you will find the Barrow – covered in scrub.
The Barrow itself was about 2 metres high and 10 metres in diameter.
I didn't hang around too long as the sign on the gate warned about 24 hour security surveillance!
Posted by CARL
13th May 2011ce