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Giant's Grave

Long Barrow

<b>Giant's Grave</b>Posted by drbobImage © drbob
Nearest Town:Salisbury (10km N)
OS Ref (GB):   SU138200 / Sheet: 184
Latitude:50° 58' 43.18" N
Longitude:   1° 48' 12.26" W

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The barrow is fenced off, supposedly to protect it from the feet of the few people a week who might seek it out, and at midsummer it was too heavily overgrown to get much feel for. Posted by drbob
25th June 2006ce
Edited 26th June 2006ce

Park at Breamore House Tea Rooms car park and follow woodland trail up past house , through woods, follow path down to the left of the woods with the miz-maze in. dickie Posted by dickie
1st November 2005ce
Edited 26th June 2006ce

We parked in the Breamore House/Tea Rooms car park and followed the path up past the house through the wood. Exiting the woods and following the path round the edge of a field the next wood is sign-posted by the Estate with a large 'Miz-Maze' pointer. We carried on to the left of Miz-Maze Wood and Giants Grave is in the field behind. For Hampshire its quite a large barrow. Interestingly the 'mutilation' referred to in 'Hampshire Treasures' actually give it a horn-work feel, like a Cotswold Severn a la Belas Knap. dickie Posted by dickie
21st April 2005ce


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The fantastic 'Hampshire Treasures' resource gives the following info – "Giants Grave', Breamore Down . Long Barrow - SU138200 - Originally 65m. long and 26m. wide with flanked ditches. Now partly mutilated. No trace of ditches due to ploughing. Scheduled Ancient Monument no.35" Referred to in Pevnser's guide to the "Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W" pure joy Posted by pure joy
8th July 2003ce
Edited 26th June 2006ce