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Robin Hood's Butts South (Otterford)

Round Barrow(s)


Robin Hood was said to have used these three barrows for target practice, but it was also believed that the bodies of warriors killed in battles between the Danes and Saxons (or in the Civil War) were buried there. Another tradition is that they were formed by giants throwing clods of earth at one another. The largest mound is supposed to conceal a hoard of gold but no one could reach it because however much they dug, the holes would fill up again overnight. pure joy Posted by pure joy
21st March 2003ce
Edited 3rd April 2016ce

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