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Silbury Hill, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Silbury Hill, an enormous barrow in Wiltshire, in the valley of the Kennet, 1½ mile S of Avebury. It measures 1680 feet in circuit at the base, and 315 feet at the top, is 135 feet high, and, if formed in our day, would cost about £20,000. The Archaeological Institution explored it in 1849, but did not find in it anything of consequence.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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