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Inkpen Hill

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

<b>Inkpen Hill</b>Posted by ChanceImage © Chance
Nearest Town:Newbury (12km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU349620 / Sheet: 174
Latitude:51° 21' 19.63" N
Longitude:   1° 29' 55.48" W

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<b>Inkpen Hill</b>Posted by Chance


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There are several prehistoric round barrows on Inkpen Hill, which are supposed to contain buried treasure, including a coffin made either of solid gold or of silver. One particular barrow, on Saddler's Farm, is said to be haunted by a headless ghost; it is also said that nineteenth century archaeologists who tried to open it up were driven away by violent thunder and lightning.
Westwood and Simpson ('Lore of the Land', 2005), apparently drawing on Grinsell's Folklore of Prehistoric Sites, and 3rd Stone magazine v47.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th July 2010ce