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Cold Kitchen Hill

Long Barrow

<b>Cold Kitchen Hill</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 13/10/2008
Nearest Town:Warminster (7km N)
OS Ref (GB):   ST846383 / Sheet: 183
Latitude:51° 8' 35.48" N
Longitude:   2° 13' 12.6" W

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Kingston Deverill cemetery plan delayed for archaeological investigation


Interesting in that there is a barrow next to the church.....

Plans to expand the cemetery in Kingston Deverill have run into an unexpected problem – the land may already hide a prehistoric burial ground... continues...
moss Posted by moss
18th February 2012ce
Edited 18th February 2012ce

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This is a substantial monument, being 230 feet long, 72 feet wide and 12 feet in height. In addition the side ditches are still over 30 feet wide by 4 feet deep. It is situated just below the crest of Cold Kitchen hill facing north and overlooking the Wylye valley. The siting of the barrow is interesting as it sits in a fold of the hill and can,t be seen until you're very close to it.
The barrow is orientated NW-SE and is rectangular in plan. It shows no signs of ever having been excavated which must be quite unusual.
It's fairly easy to get to, but the hill is very steep and parking is limited in the village of Kingston Deverill.
It appears in an Anglo-Saxon charter as Lang Beorh and the name Cold Kitchen apparently alludes to a celtic name meaning hill of the wizard.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
15th October 2008ce
Edited 15th October 2008ce