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Galley Hill (Luton)

Round Barrow(s)


Another site on the Icknield Way, Galley Hill has two rather mauled barrows on it. One was used for the site of a gibbet (galley from 'gallows'?), and lots of people including so-called witches were hanged here. A horse's skull with a dice at the end of its nose was found buried in the barrow, which Dyer says "probably relates to witchcraft."

(info in Dyer's Southern England)

It's apparently intervisible with Five Knolls.

A long distance photo is here:
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
2nd May 2002ce
Edited 28th December 2006ce

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