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Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Buckley (5km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ294589 / Sheet: 117
Latitude:53° 7' 19.98" N
Longitude:   3° 3' 18.35" W

Added by Rhiannon

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This poor barrow has had to suffer some indignities. It was cut into during road construction at the beginning of the 19th century (when they found a cremation in an urn). Now power lines appear to cut across the site too. But the field is called 'Maes yr Esgyrn' - 'Field of the Bones'. It once had - still has?- a reputation for being haunted and being a rather undesirable place to frequent after dark.

(Grinsell: 'Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain')
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th June 2004ce