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Location: Winterborne Kingston (Dorset) - Barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Dismissed 1858
Further Comments: It was once thought that a golden coffin was buried here, though a dig in 1858 discovered a lead one containing a Roman body.

Golden Coffin

Location: Winterslow (Wiltshire) - Exact location not known
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Another location said to contain a coffin made of gold, though its location is not really known (nor, for that matter, its existence).

Pixie Party

Location: Wold Newton (Yorkshire) - Willy Howe barrow
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A human gatecrasher reported joining a pixie party that was occurring within this barrow - he soon ran off, not wanting to fall under a fairy spell. Another man was said to have picked up a golden coin each day from the barrow, left there for him by a fairy who liked him, although she stopped her act of generosity when the man told others of her. Finally, another story says there is treasure here, although it can never be removed.


Location: Wooler (Northumberland) - Cave in Cockenheugh Hills, and Fowberry Bridge (and occasionally Tower)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Either a former Border reiver or someone who committed suicide (or maybe both), this entity would manifest as a dun coloured horse and scour the area for his lost treasure.

Another barrow, another fabulous treasure.

Golden Table

Location: Wootton Rivers? (Wiltshire) - Barrow close to farm?
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small team of treasure hunters were searching for a golden table, fabled to have been buried in the area. One man found the top of the table on the barrow, but as he called out to his friends, it sank beneath the ground and could not be rediscovered.

Guarded Secret Tunnel

Location: Worthing (Sussex) - Cissbury Ring (Hillfort)
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Leading to an untold amount of wealth, the tunnel hidden in this hillfort is guarded by a pair of snake-like dragons. The ghost of a druid is reported to haunt the site looking for this treasure, and the sound of phantom galloping horses have also been reported. Finally, another legend says the structure was formed by earth falling off the Devil's shovel as he tried to dig a hole in the South Downs.

Well Rich

Location: Wroxeter (Shropshire) - Buried well close to Bell Brook
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An old local poem stated, 'Near the brook of Bell, there is a well, which is richer than any man can tell'.

Demonic treasure guardians.

Hidden Gold

Location: Ystradgynlais (Powys) - Mynydd y Drum summit
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The hoard of treasure hidden under rocks on the top of this mountain is protected by demonic entities which attack anyone close to discovering the gold.

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