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Priddy Nine Barrows

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


I wasn't that impressed when I read that with the help of four labourers and his personal servant, Reverend John Skinner dug eight of the 'Priddy Nine Barrows' in a week in September 1815. I guess he wasn't the only one doing speed tombrobbing at the time. But you'd think a Reverend might have more respect for the burial mounds of the dead.

(spotted in 'Excavations at Camerton' by WJ Wedlake, 1958)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th August 2005ce
Edited 17th August 2005ce

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