Saturday, 22 October 2011
Neath Barrow Near Robin Hood's Ball in 1820
C Greenwood's map of Wiltshire dated 1820 shows"Neath Barrow" close to Robin Hood's Ball on Salisbury Plain.
This barrow doesn't show up on any other map I have to hand.
Comparing the map to a modern OS map leads me to believe it is actually the Causewayed Enclosure now known as Robin Hood's Ball and maybe an associated tumulus that it is referring to. The name was originally applied to the wood and then transfered to the enclosure.
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UPDATE _ http://www.sarsen.org/2011/12/neath-barrow-mystery-solved-its-robin.html