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Skelmore Heads Longbarrow

Long Barrow


Parking was easily obtained in a field with no gate north of the tumulus and fort. A three minute walk up a gentle hill and the long barrow is just over the wall and just under the forts northern edge. It is more interesting than the fort.
For a long barrow it is not noticeably long, and for a mere tumulus it has two very noticeable stones at its eastern end. What they are for I don't know, surely not part of a chamber, are they even ancient ? I just don't know.
The two stones are very dissimilar, one wide and broad, the other tall and pointy. The latter is so gnarly that at first glance I took it to be an old tree stump, but stone it be made of, to a fetching degree.
Good barrow, bonus stones, good veiw. Yaaay !
Emergency at home gotta go immediately. Boooo !
postman Posted by postman
23rd June 2013ce

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