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Wash Common Barrow Cemetery (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Confusion as to the dating of these barrows occurred with the dedication of the area as a Recreation Ground on Jubilee Day 1897 by the Mayor of Newbury, Robert Long. Two of the mounds in the barrow cemetery have dedication stones on them, one of which is 'Sacred to those who fell in the Battle of Newbury, Sep 20 1643'. From this local legend grew that the three burial mounds contained the dead of that battle, one for the Roundheads, one for the Royalists and one for the horses, but it is believed that the Civil War dead were buried on Round Hill some 300 yards from the barrow cemetery.

Ilbury Camp (Hillfort)

Ilbury. Near Ilbury Farm takes name from Galoberie (Domesday Book) OE geolu burh - 'Yellow fort' - a reference to this camp. The ridge yields yellow ironstone
Hi i'm Ian Spent my school years In Andover Hants about 20 mins bike ride from Danebury Ring and most my adult life in Wantage in the Vale of the White Horse, so that explains my interest in all things ancient, Mainly hill forts.

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