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Giant's Grave (Holcombe)

Long Barrow


The barrow is in a field called 'Giant's Ground' and is said to be the grave of Giant Gorm (who appears in various local tales - eg that of Druid Stoke). The field is said to be the site of a great battle (- perhaps that refers to the demise of the giant?).

The barrow was also formerly known as Charleborow, whatever the derivation of that may be - perhaps the name of another purported occupant?

(information from the Somerset Historic Environment Record)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th March 2004ce
Edited 23rd April 2005ce

Comments (1)

Hi This is not a correct photo, The long barrow is on Charmborough Farm and not Southmead. The photos show a different field and are not the site. Whoever Hamish spoke to in 2005 was inventing history. For the record all of Southmead Farm has been ploughed (this field was growing potatoes and sweetcorn in the 70's). My family farmed Southmead from 1930's to the late 1990's. Posted by sharon mead
4th April 2018ce
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