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Falkners Circle Long Barrow

Long Barrow

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Details of Long Barrow on Pastscape

The side ditches of a Neolithic long barrow were seen as a soil mark in a 2009 aerial photograph (1) (SU 1077 6951) The site is situated at the end of a prominent ridge 450m to the south east of the henge at Avebury and is aligned west to east. The dark curvilinear ditch could be the remains of a Cranborne Chase style long barrow, which are distinguished by side ditches that generally continue around one end of the mound. This one features a gap or causeway across the ditch at its enclosed end, something that is also known at other such sites, such as the Thickthorn Down long barrow.
Chance Posted by Chance
29th October 2012ce

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