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Long Barrow


In the midst of Hampshire and West Sussex's South Downs Iron Age fest, there are plenty of bronze age barrows but very few of the earlier elongated variety. Compton is South of Petersfield off the B2146 heading towards Emsworth/Chichester. From Compton follow the signs for the Mardens. When the road bends sharply to the right and climbs a hill the barrow is behind a hedge at the brow. It's all very clinically kempt to the point where the family were convinced the farmer had built it recently. Situated at the foot of Telegraph hill and just to the west of many other walks in and around the downs which will take you past innumerable bronze age barrows and earthworks. dickie Posted by dickie
6th September 2001ce

Comments (3)

Just to remind folk this place exists...a pic's cropped up on the TMA homepage: I've twitched and sniffed. My tech cannot display the dates of the images above, doubtless some more recent, but the solitary fieldnote above is now almost sixteen years old. I can't go, not meaning to hint to others, honest : ) That's all. Any lidar for round here, Juamei, should you read perchance? spencer Posted by spencer
7th January 2017ce
Straight Outta Compton... built by Neolithics With Attitude. Bet they could probably sing, too. Much better than rap. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
7th January 2017ce
: ) ...and I bet they were also not short of the basic human qualities such as a sense of humour, whatever spencer Posted by spencer
7th January 2017ce
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