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Burley Camp


Nearest Town:Okehampton (12km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SX497875 / Sheet: 191
Latitude:50° 40' 1.67" N
Longitude:   4° 7' 37.46" W

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Unusually it seems that when the Normans built their fancy 2-motte and bailey castle here, they didn't utilise the earthworks that already existed: the defenses of the Iron Age Burley Camp.

Leslie Grinsell's source hinted that a crock of gold is buried here, but that anyone who attempts to dig for it is scared off by the eldritch thunder and lightning that ensue.

('Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain, 1976)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th October 2005ce