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Aldbourne Four Barrows

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Previous postings on the site by some eminent contributors to TMA, including the late Wysefool, contain lots of information to supplement this brief field note. Seen today by pure chance while walking back to Upper Upham, they suddenly appeared in the landscape - four round barrows with a bowl or disc barrow in the foreground. (One of my walking companions said the foreground barrow was a saucer barrow which had been ploughed out, the landowner who was later required to 'reinstate' it). If anyone knows more about the detail and accuracy of this, I'd love to hear it.

From the by-way leading back up to Upper Upham the view of the barrows against the Wiltshire land-sky-scape is rather wonderful. Unsung I'd say.
tjj Posted by tjj
29th October 2011ce
Edited 29th October 2011ce

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