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Five Barrows

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


I went to this group prior to visiting Setta barrow which is a few hundred yards north east. They are a varied group in terms of size and are spread east to west across the ridge of a high hill. Some show signs of having been excavated, particularly the central one with the trig point on it.
The setting for these barrows is quite spectacular, with views across many miles of Exmoor. There are at least 6 other barrows within a short distance and an iron age hillfort a couple of miles to the north east.
One of the barrows in the group is a bell type barrow and is a real rarity , wessex fancy barrows aren't usually found this far west.
I counted 8 in this group, all of which are pictured here. Having read Rhiannon's previous info I did not attempt to look for the stone row.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
12th June 2009ce
Edited 9th February 2010ce

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