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North Down

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

North Down (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) by Chance The Long barrow at the heart of the cemetery - Scheduled Monument : SM21861

Excavation in 1964 by Dr Isobel Smith, revealed Neolithic sherds and animal bones, including 3 ox skulls, but no burials.
It also showed the barrow had been opened before, probably by Thurnam.
A round barrow overlies the NE end.

The forground shows the main Devizes to Beckhampton road.
Chance Image Credit: Chance - July 2008
Posted by Chance
5th July 2008ce
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