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Colaton Raleigh Common

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Budleigh Salterton (6km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   SY033878 / Sheet: 192
Latitude:50° 40' 52.39" N
Longitude:   3° 22' 8" W

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Drive by 23.10.16

A short distance north of Woodbury Castle Hillfort along the B3180.

My O/S map shows two barrows. One to the left of the road (next to the turning for Woodbury) and the other a bit further east along the road. Whilst driving past I couldn't spot the first barrow but I did spot the second barrow. It appears as a gorse covered mound in an area of gorse covered heath. Parking would be problematic and I guess this is not a site to visit wearing shorts!

E.H. state:
Two bowl barrows on Colaton Raleigh Common, situated about 500m apart. The eastern barrow is 3.5m high with a diameter of 21m. The western barrow is 4m high with a diameter of 31m.
Posted by CARL
23rd October 2016ce