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South Street

Long Barrow


South Street longbarrow is only 70m south east of the Long Stones standing stones and 300m north east of the Beckhampton long barrow. I say 'is' – you can just about still see it, allegedly. If it's any help in locating it, South Street (now Nash Road) grazes its south-easterly end (it's aligned WNW to ESE). A partial excavation in the 1960s discovered how the mound had been created: hurdle fences were arranged to form forty bays into which chalk rubble from the two flanking ditches was tipped. Flint arrowheads, animal bones and fragments of pottery were found, but no burials (like the very close and similarly old Beckhampton barrow). Ploughing marks were found beneath the barrow – a rare find. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th August 2004ce
Edited 18th August 2004ce

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