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West Rudham Longbarrow

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


[visited 9/12/02] One or Two longbarrows? Dyer says 2 but having seen what's available I'd opt for just the one. There is, what Dyer calls an oval longbarrow next to the road, which I thought looked like a ploughed round barrow. It was however pegged out, so will be there when someone who knows visits.. The defn. LB is very overgrown and is quite short compared to the Wessex variety.

Not much else to see here, other than the mounds, but worth the visit to see ancient history. There is a large round barrow nearby in the wood to the south, but you can't get to it without tresspassing...

-- Update --
Apparently the one I was dubious about produced Windmill Hill style pottery, so is presumably Neolithic and hence "Long".
juamei Posted by juamei
10th December 2002ce
Edited 6th May 2004ce

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