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Thornborough Mounds (Bucks)

<b>Thornborough Mounds (Bucks)</b>Posted by glennnancyImage © glenn
Nearest Town:Buckingham (4km W)
OS Ref (GB):   SP732332 / Sheets: 152, 165
Latitude:51° 59' 30.96" N
Longitude:   0° 56' 1.7" W

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Visited 25.5.15

Just south of the village of Thornborough on the A507. The car park is sign posted.

My last site visit of our weekend away and what a good one it was!

Despite the constant hum of traffic on the very busy A507 this is a pretty place to stop off. Adjacent to the car park is the medieval bridge which the information board state was built in 1400. This crosses a pretty little stream/river which is full of reeds and life. I do like an old bridge – but that’s another story!

Next to this is a wooden kissing gate which gives access to the field where the two barrows reside. They are HUGE. Approximately 5m high x 25m across, and both seem to be in good condition. There was no sign of the tyre tracks previously reported. The information board states the barrows were constructed in approximately 200AD. Other than the sheep and lambs I had the place to myself.

This is a really easy site to access and the barrows are very impressive. The river / bridge is a very pretty setting and well worth stopping off for. The only down side was the rubbish dumped in the car park by some low life or other. An old fridge, wardrobe, microwave etc.
What is wrong with these people? :(
Posted by CARL
27th May 2015ce

Interesting place, the mounds are Romano-British but the whole site has a much older feel to it.

The notice board says that five roads used to meet at the crossing and the Romans built a temple on the riverbank. I suspect that all this activity took place on an exisiting site.

Anyway it was chucking down with rain today and the Mounds look a lot nicer when the suns out so I will come back and explore further in the Sping.
Posted by north bucks
20th March 2010ce

We feel privileged it was a beautiful sunrise we imagined the goings on of the folks who came here
Eons past. Today the only folks here to see the dawn are myself and Nancy and about 50 sheep.
the dawn chorus was loud as it has been for a million years ,no amplifiers needed .
glennnancy Posted by glennnancy
21st June 2003ce
Edited 21st June 2003ce

Thornborough Mounds

Visible from the road these impressive mounds
Look like a pair of breasts,
The local name for the nearby river is The Twins
The only problem with that is that the river is
That a river one river.
So does the name twins originate from these
glennnancy Posted by glennnancy
3rd November 2002ce