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Robin Hood's Butts (Shropshire)[1000 x 401 JPG]
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|Description ||A pair of round barrows 150 feet apart on the northern edge of The Long Mynd, bearing the same name of many other pairs of barrows throughout England.
The best preserved barrow is 110 feet in diameter, and 12 feet high, and fairly accessible, though a trouser clad trek through the heather is necessary. Its northern edge is bisected by a field boundary. Though now defined by a barbed wire fence, the boundary is thought likely to be of prehistoric origin.
The other barrow is some 60 feet across, now about 5 feet high, and sits in farmland. It has been heavily ploughed, and is not as easy to discern.
The Wrekin is clearly visible from here to the north east, as are The Stiperstones to the west, and Corndon Hill to the south west.
This picture is taken near Duckley Nap bus stop for the Shropshire Hills Shuttle, looking north west. The ploughed out barrow is visible just off to the right.|
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