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Big Tree Long Barrow

Long Barrow


Details of Long Barrow on Pastscape

The remains of a long barrow, possibly chambered. A fragment of human bone has been found.
[ST 72735173] LONG BARROW [G.T.]. (1) Skinner was informed that three upright stones placed in the form of a triangle, and about as high as the Murtry stones (c.10 ft. ST75 SE 5) were removed from the barrow and broken up for road metalling sometime before this visit in 1819. The barrow appears to be orientated almost due north-south. The southern end has been overlaid by the cause-way of a modern road and the northern part survives as a quite well defined mound 0.8m. high. Recent ploughing shows the mound to be composed of earth with a few small stones. Resurveyed at 1:2500. (2) A fragmennt of human tibia has been recovered from the surface of this barrow. (3) ST 7272 5175: Big Tree, Buckland down, listed as a long barrow. Visited by LV Grinsell 29-Aug-1964. W part arable, E part grass. Site is named from an elm which stood in it until c.1960. The mound now resembles a round barrow but the S end may have been removed when the A362 was made (4) 'Big tree' previously known as 'Madbarrow' or 'Modbury', mentioned by John Strachey, 1730. (5)(6)
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20th January 2014ce

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