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Round Barrow(s)


Visited 15.6.13

From Bristol take the A4175 south east to the pretty (posh) village of Bitton.
Best place to park is near the church and walk along the ‘private road’, over a bridge and towards some stables which has a public right of way (signposted)
Once you reach the stables the Barrow can be easily seen in a field to the right.
The footpath leads across the fields to the Barrow on the appropriately named barrow Hill.

The Barrow is approximately 2m high x 30m across and covered in overgrown long scruffy grass. It is fenced off – presumably to protect it from any horse damage?

This was my only site of the day on a daytrip to Keynsham and a good one it was too.
Well worth a visit if you are ever near the urban sprawl which is Bristol.

If you seen horse manure for your garden this is the place for you.
Unfortunately I left my shovel and bags at home – much to the relief of Karen and the children!
Posted by CARL
18th June 2013ce

Comments (5)

Wow Carl you're really visiting the beautiful towns of the south west. First Chippenham and now Keynsham :) Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th June 2013ce
Carl you should have checked round for ammonites in Keynsham, they are supposed to be found in the walls of the cottages. Maybe, just maybe the ammonite from Stoney Littleton came from here..... moss Posted by moss
18th June 2013ce
There's definitely some in the walls at Kelston, just down the road. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th June 2013ce
Didn't know about the ammonites.

As for taking the family out for daytrips to Chippenham and Keynsham - I know how to treat a girl to a good time out!
Posted by CARL
18th June 2013ce
If I am allowed to go into rambling folklore mode, Keynsham is supposed to be named after St Keyna, and she cruelly turned a load of snakes to stone - hence the ammonites in the area. Extra ammonite=keynsham connection there. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th June 2013ce
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