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Crippets Long Barrow

Long Barrow


From "Prehistoric and Roman Sites of the Cheltenham area" - W.L. Cox (2nd edition 1981):

"A Long Barrow, 189ft long, 100ft wide and 20ft high*. From the end of the last century it was covered with trees but has now been cleared. It was opened 200 years ago but the skeleton and grave goods have now been lost. The burial chamber in the East end measured 7ft by 4ft. Belonging to the Neolithic or New Stone Age, it is roughly 4000 years old. A footpath runs within a few yards of it from Greenway Lane south towards 'The Air Balloon' and passes the remains of a small and almost ploughed out round barrow, SO93521711."

*Compare with Belas Knap: 170ft long, 60ft wide and 12 ft high - this highlights the size and (presumably) importance of this long barrow at the time it was constructed.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
1st February 2009ce

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