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Uphill Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Stoney Littleton (Long Barrow) — Images

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Uphill Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

I have lived near by most of my life and have often wandered over the raised hump of the little hill over shadowed by the Quarry not really knowing any thing about it but always thinking it was special. I went again last weekend to discover that it is indeed a "Bell" barrow and of national importance. It has only been patially excavated but despite that many treausres were found that now sit in Glastonbury museum. It is a beautiful place and worth a visit if only for the views and the lovely surroundings of Uphill. The Ship pub is near by that will offer a good lunch and a welcome to dogs and there is a cafe too in the quarry. Parking is in th quarry itself but has many raised stones that make parking difficlut. There is another parking space under the hill opposite the Ship or park on the beach and walk back which gives really impressive views of the Quarry and the Barrow itself.

The Nine Stones of Winterbourne Abbas (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

I visited the site yesterday for the first time thanks to Julian and his advice about parking in the "Little Chef" carpark. The site is so close to the road and the evidence of the tree being culled was obvious. Despite that it was still one of the most perfect little stone circles that i have ever seen. A hedge or some saplings in the ditch next to the road would help to keep it more private and reduce road noise. I can still imagin how beautiful it would have looked 4000 years ago! Lovely really worth a visit.
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