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Crooksbury Common

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Crooksbury Common</b>Posted by GLADMAN
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<b>Crooksbury Common</b>Posted by GLADMAN
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Crooksbury Common (Round Barrow(s)) by GLADMAN
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
21st April 2023ce
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Comments (5)

These look like great monuments, shame the access seems a little restricted. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
23rd April 2023ce
Access for these two is fine... it's the triple barrow to the south that would appear to be on 'private land'. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
23rd April 2023ce
Ah, thanks. Shame about that though, especially for such a rare form of monument.

On the subject of access, I recently revisited Summerhouse Camp on the Glamorgan coast that we've both been to, it seems that the "owners" have decided to fence off most of the site with barbed wire, lots of "private - no right of way" signs, and are trying to pretend that the public car park (which was actually for the watch-house) and the road leading to it is "private". Talking to a fisherman I met who was coming up from the shore, he said it had happened that week and was very bemused by it.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
23rd April 2023ce
Best way to counter that is to ignore it and have the map handy... have come across a number of those: Yarnbury, Membury etc. A 'private' road only relates to vehicles, doesn't it? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
23rd April 2023ce
Yes, although not all private roads have public rights of way on foot over them. In the case of Summerhouse, it's not a private road though, and the OS map shows the parking area with a big P!

The coast path still allows access through the fort, but a large chunk of the rampart and interior is now inaccessible without fighting the wire and barriers of felled tree branches.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
24th April 2023ce
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