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Stony Littleton

Long Barrow


This is my first visit to a Long barrow with access inside. What a great experience. The silence was defening. You can really feel the pressure inside from the weight bearing down on top of you from the structure above. Needless to say I loved it. I only went in approximately 10 feet but the passageway seemed to extend on forever. I felt a bit like Alice in wonderland staring back out of the rabbit hole!

As already stated previously, the lane down to the car park is very tight and especially wet this time of year. Wellies are a must as the footpath up the hill is also very wet and muddy and some older clothes will be coming on my next trip to get further inside the chamber!

I also took a few photos, with the farmers permission, of the WW2 pillbox in the field opposite the car park. A strange location for such a thing out here in the sticks which got me thinking whether in a few thousand years will there be people visiting these sites of historical interest?
Posted by Supermacintyre
5th December 2012ce

Comments (1)

Stoney Littleton is a fab place.
I have only been once and it has been near the top of my 'must re-visit list' for a long time (along with Wayland Smithy and Maiden Castle).
Reading your fieldnote make me want to revisit even more!

I doubt the pillbox will last that long but I know what you mean.
Posted by CARL
6th December 2012ce
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