TL5844 : One of the Bartlow Hills

taken 3 years ago, near to Bartlow, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

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One of the Bartlow Hills
One of the Bartlow Hills
Four Romano-British tumuli survive fairly intact here, of an original seven*. Three are publicly accessible, this the biggest one. The four survivors are in line roughly south to north. This is the second from the south, with the fourth to the north of the old railway line in private grounds and hardly visible with thick tree cover. The other three tumuli were in a parallel row just to the west, the flattened remains of two are discernible in the public area. Needless to say, they are Ancient Monuments.

* There is a contradiction on the original number, it could be eight, which number I am inclined to favour. On the descriptive board at the site, an engraving from a 1769 publication rather clearly shows five in the main row, although the site plan on the board only shows four. The fifth, at the northern end, now shows no trace. It could have gone with the landscaping of Bartlow Park, which made a bit of a mess of the only survivor north of the railway.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5863 4488 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.7733N 0:18.8079E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 58611 44860
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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