Saturday, 15 August 2009

Combe Gibbet on Gallows Down - maintenance.


The old piece of orange binder twine has been changed for grey wire! (see Feb 09 blog) The gallows stands on a Neolithic long barrow dating to about 3700BC, presumably still full of very old bones as it hasn't been excavated.

3 comments:

Jill said...

Where is this?
If it is a designated Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, there are things we can do to get it tidied up.

Jill Smith
Communications and Development Officer,
National Association for AONBs

jpequal said...
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jpequal said...

Hi Jill, It's on Gallows Down in West Berkshire, just south of Inkpen, and at the very western end of the Test Way. JP O.S. Landranger no. 174 map. ref. 365 622. It's still a very beautiful place, even if the sign's tatty.