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Bartlow Hills

Round Barrow(s)

Bartlow Hills (Round Barrow(s)) by A R Cane The highest barrow at about 15m with it's convenient wooden staircase.
A R Cane Image Credit: A R Cane
Posted by A R Cane
11th April 2018ce
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Comments (4)

Fine pic(s)...and I must admit I didn't know about this site. My first reaction when seeing this pic was how much it reminded me of Droughduil in Dumfries and Galloway. There are other identical mounds, unexcavated, lurking in the forestry there. spencer Posted by spencer
11th April 2018ce
Thanks spencer. I see what you mean about Droughduil. That is big! Looking on CANMORE the map indicates a motte nearby, possibly a large re-used BA mound? A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
12th April 2018ce
Who knows...there's another large mound out in farmland on the North Rhins that I'd like to check out. I wonder if Bartlow's mounds were enlargements of earlier totally kosher ones. Glad they're on TMA: as has been observed elsewhere: phwoar! spencer Posted by spencer
13th April 2018ce
Could be re-used. The Saxons re-used many prehistoric mounds, supposedly recognising their sacredness (or were they just a bit lazy?). A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
13th April 2018ce
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