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WKLB closed for conservation work


West Kennett Long Barrow is currently closed for conservation work. The entrance is fenced off while a small team of what looked like three people work on the drainage and 1950s concrete skylight. I was over there earlier today and spoke to someone who said he was an archaeology-engineer. The work, being carried out with care and precision, has been jointly commissioned by NT and EH.
A very strong plastic webbing 'road' has been laid up to the barrow and a portacabin is up there behind the fencing.
tjj Posted by tjj
2nd November 2015ce
Edited 4th November 2015ce

Comments (5)

Blimey they've taken their time getting around to this. The engineer that I met three years ago at Trethevy Quoit said they were due to commence that work within 6 months! Posted by Sanctuary
3rd November 2015ce
Yes, apparently a lot of delay in starting the work. I've seen photos people have taken from the top of the barrow and inside the barrow as late as Sunday evening. A very strong plastic webbing 'road' has been laid up to the barrow and a portacabin is up there behind the fencing. I'm guessing the work started on Monday of this week - they had a lovely day for it. tjj Posted by tjj
4th November 2015ce
Have just heard West Kennett long barrow has now re-opened. Will go over there tomorrow to take a look at what has been done. tjj Posted by tjj
28th December 2015ce
Look forward to the pics :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th December 2015ce
Yep, was there to watch the sunset last Sunday (20th). There's still fencing on the top but the chambers are open.
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/141624/west_kennett.html
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
28th December 2015ce
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