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Bridgewater Monument Barrows

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Bridgewater Monument Barrows</b>Posted by KammerImage © Simon Marshall
Nearest Town:Tring (5km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SP9713 / Sheet: 165
Latitude:51° 48' 24.15" N
Longitude:   0° 35' 34.55" W

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Visited 10th April 2004: The following information is a public disappointment warning. Do not visit the Bridgewater Monument round barrows unless;

a) you are especially fanatical about tiny undulations in the ground,
b) you are visiting Ashridge anyway, perhaps for a nice stroll or something

My visit fell into both categories, but if I'm honest mainly the second. After a rather pleasant pub lunch in the Greyhound in Aldbury we walked back up the hill and I asked at the shop where the barrows were. After lots of discussion I got some directions from a member of staff, and with two young female National Trust volunteers in tow (not the kind of thing that happens to me a lot on these excursions!) I headed off to find the barrows.

We wondered round the field by the monument, looking for these things, but couldn't see any sign of them. Then I realised just how messed up these monuments are. I was standing right in the middle of the larger one. The two National Trust volunteers were relatively philosophical about it all, but to be honest, it was a bit disappointing. Later on my dad posed for the photo, which cheered me up a bit because it's quite ludicrous.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
23rd August 2004ce
Edited 23rd August 2004ce