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|Description ||I called in to see Notgrove having read the excavation report of it in the 1936 Archaeologica. As mentioned by others here the barrow is open for display but has been completely filled in, and the baggy, amorphous mound that is there now bears no resemblance to the original monument - I know because I stood on top of it with a plan and couldn't identify anything! It looks like a grassed-over gravel heap than a barrow. |
The only information provided on-site is on a notice-board and is only a few sentences long. There is no plan or reconstruction, it and spends as many words saying when and why it was filled in as it does describing the barrow. All very disappointing.
The site does, however, have spectacular views in all directions and is easy to access. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it, but if passing it is worth while calling in to get a feel for its position in the landscape.
There is a lay-by on the main road next to the barrow and then a short walk of a few dozen meters down the road to the entrance.
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