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West Rudham Longbarrow

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Details of Long Barrow (Monument No.358114) on Pastscape

Neolithic long barrow with a platform cremation and a ditched enclosure on the south side. Some beaker sherds were found in the secondary ditch fill.

Long Barrow (NR) TF 81032532 MONUMENT NO. 358114 (1)
Long barrow excavated by Sainty and Watson in 1937 and by Hogg in 1938 (2)(3), 216ft long and 60ft wide, standing to a height of about two to three feet (4). A platform cremation recalls contemporary barrows in Wessex, as does a ditch encircled
enclosure on the south apparently used for libations (3). The only finds were a few flints and a secondary Neolithic flint
fabricator in the primary ditch silt, with some bell beaker fragments above (2). Plan (3). (2-4) This long barrow lies on common land and is bracken covered. It is 65m long, 20m wide and varies in height between 0.6m and 1.3m.
Surveyed at 1:2500 (5)
Additional reference (6)
The ditched enclosure to the south is not evident. (5)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1959
( 2) General reference Norf Arch 26 1938 315 329 Plans & illus (J E Sainty A Q Watson & R R Clarke)
( 3) General reference Norf Arch 27 1941 315-331 Plans & illus (A H A Hogg)
( 4) General reference Bldgs of Eng NW & S Norfolk 1962 378 (N Pevsner)
( 5) Field Investigators Comments F1 JB 15-JAN-74
( 6) General reference B.A.R. 197 1 Beaker Domestic Sites 1982 29,258 (A.M. Gibson)
Chance Posted by Chance
8th March 2012ce

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