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Hunter’s Lodge Inn (A)

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Wells (4km S)
OS Ref (GB):   ST5509450086 / Sheets: 182, 183
Latitude:51° 14' 51.42" N
Longitude:   2° 38' 36.45" W

Added by CARL

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Take the A39 north out of Wells and after a couple of miles will come to a minor road to the left sign posted Priddy. Turn here and follow the road until you come to the crossroads where the hotel is situated.
The Barrow is in a small stone wall surrounded field to the east of the hotel and is easily visible from the road.

I have one word to describe this little grass covered Barrow – cute!
(Don’t think I have ever called a Barrow cute before!)

E.H. has a more scientific description:

‘A Bowl Barrow 18m in diameter and c1.75m in height. The ditch surrounding the Barrow has become infilled but survives as a buried feature c3m wide. A slight central depression may mark the site of a partial excavation by an amateur archaeologist in 1926. No finds were reported’.
Posted by CARL
12th April 2012ce