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Roughridge Hill

Long Barrow

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Roughridge Hill (Long Barrow) by Chance Roughridge Hill Long Barrow^- SU 05486576

The existence of this long barrow was unsuspected until aerial photography revealed its flanking side ditches in the 1950's.
It lies in a generally E-W direction, 1000 m ESE of Shepherd's Shore, and Immediately S of the vallum of the Wansdyke.
An Ordnance Survey Field Officer estimated the mound to be 70.0 m long, approximatelly 40.0 m wide, and up to 2.5 m high. `The ditch on the south is ploughed out and is visible only as a soil mark, but on the north a short portion of the ditch, up to 0.7 m deep, protrudes from beneath the Wansdyke which overlies it'.
The Western end of the mound has since been shortened by ploughing.
Chance Image Credit: Chance - April 2008
Posted by Chance
9th July 2008ce
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