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Julliberrie's Grave

Long Barrow


"JULLABER" —Jullaber is near Chilham, about six miles south-west of Canterbury. There are two references to the place in Camden. Camden himself thus explains the name:—

"Below this town [Julham] is a green barrow, said to be the burying-place of one Jul Laber many years since; who some will tell you was a Giant, others a Witch. For my own part, imagining all along that there might be something of real Antiquity coach'd under that name, I am almost persuaded that Laberius Durus the Tribune, slain by the Britains in their march from the camp we spoke of, was buried here; and that from him the Barrow was called Jul-laber."

C. C. B.
From Notes and Queries, May 19, 1900.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th August 2006ce
Edited 25th August 2006ce

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