Obadiah's Barrow


Jan van der Crabben
published on 18 April 2024
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This entrance grave known as Obadiah's Barrow is found on the small island of Gugh in the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom. Across its cairn there is a chamber with coursed walls and four out of six original capstones remaining, although some have fallen.

It was excavated in 1901 by George Bonsor, where he found a deposit of dark soil on a paved floor with parts of a male skeleton. The barrow is named after Obadiah Hicks, the landlord with whom Bonsor lodged during the excavation on the neighbouring island of St. Agnes.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College, and he has worked in the field of history-related digital media since 2006.

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