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Adam's Grave

Long Barrow

Adam's Grave (Long Barrow) by jimit The view S from the sadly ruined SE chamber. What a sight this barrow must have been when newly constructed. Visible for ever with the (presumed) portal stones standing proud. The sculptural quality of the downs here is also amazing with steep ridged combes nearby. Taking MAGIC's figures of 70M long by 7M high by 20M wide we come to a very very aprox figure of nearly 10,000CuM of chalk moved. I wonder how this compares with similar barrows?
P.S. Quick calculation of Knap Barrow, the longest in Hants...4,000CuM and Grans Barrow nearby 5,000CuM.
jimit Image Credit: jimit Autumn Equinox 06
Posted by jimit
25th September 2006ce
Edited 25th September 2006ce
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