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Long Barrow

<b>Avenis</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (12.4.2009)
Nearest Town:Stroud (7km W)
OS Ref (GB):   SO906037 / Sheet: 163
Latitude:51° 43' 53.12" N
Longitude:   2° 8' 10.05" W

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<b>Avenis</b>Posted by thesweetcheat


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Not sure you were in the right field Sweetcheat, it's obvious when you find it. Still quite tall, runs parallel to the road with an obvious forecourt. It's in a great spot, unusually on the side of the hill, in a sort of natural amphitheatre, with great views across the valley towards Frampton Mansell. A savage spot, as holy and enchanted as ere beneath a waning moon was haunted by woman wailing for her daemon lover.... Posted by DrMike
29th July 2009ce

Disappointing one really. Visited 12.4.2009 from The Twizzle Stone long barrow. I was running late for getting back to Stroud to catch the last bus, so didn't have chance to linger. The field was patrolled by over-inquisitive horses who took my attempts to peer over the gate as an opportunity to get a bit too nosey.

This is a good-sized barrow (Grinsell recorded the length as 280 feet), but it has been ploughed down to the point of non-existence, rather like Honeycombe Farm long barrow a couple of miles to the north. All that I could see was a slight rise in the contour of the field (although it might have been easier to see if I could have got past the horses and into the field itself!).

Certainly not worth a special trip though.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th April 2009ce


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Excavated between 1865 and 1875, contained human bones of two adults and a child, as well as bones of ox and sheep, burnt stones, a quartz pebble and undecorated potsherds.

[Info from "Gloucestershire Barrows" - H. O'Neill and L.V. Grinsell (1960) Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society.]
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11th April 2009ce