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Kitchen Barrow

Long Barrow


Like West Kennett longbarrow, the long barrow on Kitchen Hill has oolitic limestone in its facade which must have been brought all the way from the Frome area.

Its name might come from the Anglo Saxon 'Crechen' which means summit, as Kitchen Hill is part of the dramatic line of hills that suddenly sprout up at the northern edge of the Pewsey plain. The barrow itself isn't on the summit but is more on the crest as seen from below.

(p107, Burl's 'Prehistoric Avebury')
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th November 2003ce

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