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Windover Cursus


<b>Windover Cursus</b>Posted by CursuswalkerImage © cursuswalker
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Nearest Town:Seaford (7km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   TQ541033 / Sheet: 199
Latitude:50° 48' 29.27" N
Longitude:   0° 11' 14.7" E

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[visited 14/07/03] Well, I'm by far a cursus expert but I always thought they were much wider and generally bigger than this. However look at the pictures; it is a very strange track, it heads straight to one end of the barrow and it does go straight up a very steep hill. I would guess the central mound (and it is raised) is about 5 metres across.

Unfortunately I didn't get to the end at the bottom of the hill due to time constraints, so I have no idea how far it went etc...
juamei Posted by juamei
16th July 2003ce
Edited 16th July 2003ce

I am adding some sites on Windover Hill, the site of the Long Man of Wilmington. These photographs were taken nearly 4 years ago and I have only just dug them up!

The landscape above the Long Man is well worth a visit for those who don't mind shapes in the grass with no interesting rocks cluttering up the place. We don't really do rocks in this neck of the woods.

(See the Goldstone, in Brighton, for a notable exception. The only megalith to have had a football ground named after it!)

The fact that a large Neolithic Long Barrow and a large Bronze Age Round Barrow seem to be aligned with the space on which the Long Man now stands is something that I find intriguing. While the Naturalistic figure of the Long Man could only be Roman at the very oldest, I believe there to have been something on this site for a very long time. If only we could see what were the original designs on this hill.
Cursuswalker Posted by Cursuswalker
23rd May 2003ce

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Windover Hill western-slope Barrow Cemetery (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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28th July 2007ce

Windover Hill western-slope Barrow Cemetery (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

This pair of possible round barrows, just north of the South Downs Way as it approaches the Cursus, merits further investigation. They certainly comform to the normal shape of round barrow remains in this neck of the woods, but are not marked on the OS map. Cursuswalker Posted by Cursuswalker
28th July 2007ce