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Long Barrow


Details of Long Barrow on Pastscape

Neolithic long barrow, much reduced and distorted by ploughing. Aerial photography reveals that the barrow was ovoid in plan.

At SU 26623836 in a ploughed field, is a mound of chalk, measuring 33.0m. east to west and 26.0 north to south and having a maximum height of 0.7m. A ditch is visible as a slight depression, containing loam, on the N and S sides. At the W end an LBA ranch-boundary - SU 23 NE - appears to have skirted the mound.
Although this could be a large bowl barrow elongated by ploughing it is more probably a short long-barrow of which there is another example within a mile to the west SU 23 NE of similar proportions.
The mound is placed on a slight southern slope and is orientated 96 Mag. (1)
Surveyed to 1:2500. (2)
No change. (3)
SU 26623834. Suddern long barrow has been much reduced and distorted by cultivation and is still under plough. It is oriented ESE-WNW and is about 35.0m. long and 0.6m. high. The side-ditches show very clearly as parch-marks on an air
photograph (a) taken when the site was under grass during the 1976 drought. (4)
(SU 26623834) Long Barrow (NR). (5)
Further reduced by ploughing. The ditches are no longer visible. 1:2500 Survey amended. (6)
Scheduled No 12101. (7)

( 1) Field Investigators Comments F1 WW 24-JAN-56
( 2) Field Investigators Comments F2 ASP 20-APR-65
( 3) Field Investigators Comments F3 CFW 06-MAR-68
( 4a) Aerial photograph AP (NMR SU 2638/6)
( 4) General reference RCHM Long Barrows in Hants & IOW 1979 40-41 plan photos
( 5) General reference OS 1:10000 1976
( 6) Field Investigators Comments F4 JGB 24-SEP-82
( 7) General reference English Heritage Schedule of Ancient Monuments amendment 30-Oct 1990
Chance Posted by Chance
19th August 2012ce

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