The Devil’s Humps or the Kings’ Graves

The Devil’s Humps (also known as the Kings’ Graves) are four Bronze Age barrows situated on Bow Hill on the South Downs near Stoughton, West Sussex and are some of the most impressive round barrows surviving on the South Downs.

The site has two pond barrows and two bell barrows, as well as a cross dyke. The site is within the Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve.

A local folklore tells how the men of Chichester defeated a Viking war party in the Vale, and the Viking leaders were buried in the Devil’s Humps, giving them their alternative name of the Kings’ Graves.

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