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How many barrows?
Jul 29, 2017, 07:35
The official name of this site is "Two round barrows N of Blathwayt Arms". However, it appears that an old map shows 3 of them.

On the 1931 OS 1:2500 map https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/372531/168701/12/100730 it quite clearly shows two small barrows within close proximity, and a larger one to the south.

The 1971 1:2500 map shows the two small barrows to be slightly further apart.

The Historic England entry appears to treat thee two barrows as one, and also includes the large mound to the south https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1002471

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