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Spellow Hills

Long Barrow


Grinsell says that Spellow Hills were originally 'Spellhou' - incorporating a word for hill, so now it's a bit of a double name. The barrow (looking as it does like several barrows) was known as the 'Hills of the Slain' and it was said 'bones and armour were found' inside 'many years ago'. The barrow was also regarded as a place where plague victims had been buried, or the dead soldiers from a mythical 'Battle of Partney' (Partney being a nearby village).

('Ancient Burial Mounds of England', 1936)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st July 2005ce

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