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The Ancient Burial-mounds of England





ISBN 9781138817821
Published October 18, 2016 by Routledge
336 Pages

 
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First published in 1936 and rewritten in 1953, this book embodies the results of the author’s extensive researches and fieldwork. Part one considers types of barrows and dating, their building and the cult of the dead from Palaeolithic to Saxon times. A chapter is dedicated to maps and another to fieldwork in particular, while the final bit of the introductory material discussed barrow-digging from the time of the Romans to the twentieth century. Part two is the regional surveys, from Cornwall to Kent and northwards to the Scottish border.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Aspects of Barrow Study  Introductory  1. Type and Chronology  2. The Cult of the Dead  3. Construction  4. Local Names  5. Folklore  6. Maps and Distributions  7. Fieldwork  8. Barrow-diggin Through the Ages  Part 2: Topographical  1. Cornwall  2. Dartmoor and South-East Devon  3. Exmoor and the Quantock Hills  4. The Mendip Hills  5. The South Dorset Ridgeway  6. Egdon Heath and the New Forest  7. The Isle of Wight  8. Cranborne Chase  9. Salisbury Plain and Surroundings  10. Avebury and the North Wessex Downs  11. The South Downs  12. The Medway Megaliths, North Downs and Surroundings  13. The Icknield Way and East Anglia  14. The Cotswolds  15. The Wold Country  16. Arbor Low, the Peak, and the Dales  17. The Yorkshire Moors  18. The Lake Counties  19. Northumbria

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