Thornborough

Thornborough Barrow
Thornborough
Type:Barrow
Country:England
County:Buckinghamshire
Grid Ref:SP732333
Latitude:51.992610
Longitude:-0.934146
Accuracy:to 15m (GPS with SA off)
Datum:OSGB36
Date:September 2004
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These burial mounds are not prehistoric, they date to about 200AD. They yielded many gold and bronze ornaments and treasures when the Duke of Buckingham excavated them in 1839 including a glass urn containing human remains. Nearby is the attractive mediaeval Old Thornborough bridge, from about 1400 and in use up to 1974
Thornborough bridge

Thornborough bridge

 
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