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The Tong

Long Barrow

Nearest Town:Buxton (8km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK116769 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 17' 18.89" N
Longitude:   1° 49' 33.5" W

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The fact that the site was only rediscovered by Barnatt in the late 1980's.....says so much about The Tong.....a West Kennet it certainly ain't...
It's hard to say how big the rough ground that's supposed to be the barrow is....

The rough looking barrow is visible from the road to Wheston 2km outta Peak's a 150m walk if you wanna get up close and personal.
stubob Posted by stubob
9th October 2003ce
Edited 9th October 2003ce


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Listed on the scheduled monuments register as the following:

"The monument is situated on the limestone plateau of Derbyshire, north of Wye Dale, and includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow and a Neolithic long barrow within a single constraint area. The bowl barrow is a roughly circular mound with a diameter of c.15m and a height of c.1m. It is superimposed on the south-eastern end of the long barrow which is c.0.5m high and measures c.40m long from north-west to south-east and ranges from c.20m at the wider, south-eastern end to c.10m at the narrower, north-western end. There has been no definitely recorded excavation of the monument but both barrows have been identified by their form and by their similarity to other known examples, by which the monument can be dated to the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods. Both barrows have been somewhat disturbed by stone robbing, either for walling at the time of the Enclosures or to feed the limekiln in the adjacent field. The drystone wall crossing the northern edge of the monument is excluded from the scheduling but the ground underneath is included."

Another Peak District bronze age insertion on an older neolithic barrow.
juamei Posted by juamei
16th March 2012ce
Edited 16th March 2012ce