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by Littlestone.
 
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The Bartlow Hills in the 18th century

“Bartlow Hills was originally the largest group of Roman barrows in northern Europe and includes the highest burial mound in Britain.” (Source Cambridgeshire Rural Strategy).
 
The above engraving shows how the Bartlow Hills looked in the 18th century. The photograph below, taken in 2008, shows how the Hills look today. Those responsible for the care and protection of these unique structures do not seem to be attending to their responsibilities – at least in respect to keeping the structures clear of intrusive tree cover, or of providing the public with clear directions to locate the structures in the first place.
 
 
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The Bartlow Hills today. Image credit Littlestone
 

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