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Dunkery Hill Barrows

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Dunkery Hill was supposedly formed when the Devil was digging out the Punchbowl on Winsford Hill - he dumped the rock and soil to form Dunkery Hill. On the north-east promontory are several large Bronze Age stone Cairns. Two of them are called Joaney How and Robin How, but there is no surviving folklore to explain these names. One suggestion is that they derive from Robin Hood and Little John. pure joy Posted by pure joy
21st March 2003ce
Edited 21st March 2003ce

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