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Rillaton Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Situated more or less half way between the Cheesewring and the Hurlers this barrow survives as an uneven tump which is actually quite difficult to spot in the heavily mined landscape. Indeed, we walked right past it first time.

The entrance is part way up the mound and hidden from view unless you start climbing up the mound. I was disappointed that I couldn't get in (partly to get out of the cold wind) but I suspect its quite unstable in there.

It's nothing to write home about now, but once this must have been massive, before the treasure-seekers got to work on it to dig up the most glorious ribbed golden cup, now in the British Museum.
Jane Posted by Jane
24th March 2004ce

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