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Windover Long Mound

Long Barrow

<b>Windover Long Mound</b>Posted by CursuswalkerImage © Cursuswalker
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] If I hadn't known this was a barrow, I would have thought it was either related to the fint mines next to it or some weird hillfortesque defense. The reason for my confusion is it seems to curve along the edge of the hill, though that could have been my sleep addled mind...

All in all its a good length, though fairly denuded & with a bit missing (the platform?). The question in my mind is whether the fint mines are contempory as Dyer hints.
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