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Round Barrow(s)

<b>Beggarbog</b>Posted by HobImage © IH
Nearest Town:Hexham (14km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NY794683 / Sheets: 86, 87
Latitude:55° 0' 31.12" N
Longitude:   2° 19' 19.68" W

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Visited 20.9.10
Can't miss this one – directly opposite the N.T. carp park for Housesteads.
A large Barrow, approximately 30 paces x 20 paces x 3 metres high.
Access is very easy – over the field gate and you are there.
From the top of the Barrow there are good views across to Housesteads Roman Fort – if that is of interest to you?
Posted by CARL
5th October 2010ce

28m diameter, over 3m high. Right next to the 'so-called housesteads' car park, on the other side of the road. Unrecorded 18thC excavation has left a great wide ditch running through the middle. It's been neglected in favour of more recent, rather irritating archaeology.

There are a couple of smaller relatives nearby, situated, as this one is, in the dip between two picturesque lines of crags. This one is right next to a gate off the B-road, so is much easier to find than the others, which don't get higher than half a metre, and are easily missed when the grass is longer in the summer.
Hob Posted by Hob
15th November 2004ce
Edited 15th November 2004ce