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Margery Bower

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Margery Bower</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
Nearest Town:Ashbourne (3km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK164442 / Sheets: 119, 128
Latitude:52° 59' 40.16" N
Longitude:   1° 45' 20.28" W

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This is a nice spot...on a steep sided hillside south of Ashbourne overlooking the river Henmoor. Fine views out over Ashbourne to the hills of Bunster and Thorpe Cloud at the mouth of Dove Dale.

The O.S map marks the mound as a tumulus, although John Barnatt notes it as only a possible example in his 'Barrow Corpus'. There are no recorded excavations.
stubob Posted by stubob
21st April 2007ce


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Local legend has it that Cromwell's Parliamentarian troops set up a cannon on the barrow and fired on the town of Ashbourne a little more than a mile away.
Several of the cannon balls are displayed at St Oswald's church in the town.
stubob Posted by stubob
17th April 2007ce