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Ffynnon Y Capel

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Cowbridge (8km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS93776960 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 24' 53.68" N
Longitude:   3° 31' 39.92" W

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Visited 14.1.12

My first 'old stoning' of the year – and a let down at that.

I was planning to re-visit the wonderful Stoney Littleton Long Barrow but Dafydd was displaying the 'terrible twos' (despite being nearly 4) and we had to put the trip on hold. (No doubt some of you reading this will have a knowing smile on your face!) By mid-morning I needed to get out so I went alone to visit s few sites not too far from home. The weather was dry and bright but the wind a biting January cold.

I parked on the verge near Somerset Farm and squelched through the muddy field in search of the two Barrows shown on the O/S map. The fields are clearing used for crop and despite my best efforts I was unable to identify the Barrows. Perhaps they have been completely ploughed away?

COFLEIN states: 'A pair of Bronze Age Barrows c100 metres apart. Irregular shaped 6.5 m x 8m x 0.4m high' – 2002.
Posted by CARL
16th January 2012ce