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Angle Down Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Legend has it that a golden image is buried in this tumulus. One night, a long time ago, some local people thought they would dig it up. As they began in the moonlight, they heard the sound of horse's hooves - and looking up saw the apparition of a headless man on horseback, clutching his severed head under his arm. Understandably they were terrified and abandoned their plan instantly, fleeing into the night. No-one has attempted to claim the treasure since.

(theme collected by Grinsell in 'folklore of prehistoric sites')
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd September 2003ce

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