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Long Barrow


The information on Magic says Longbury is unusual for its low lying and inconspicuous position. It has a broad view to the east though - and it's orientated east-west. It's about 35m long and between 1.5 and 2m high. There were excavations in 1802, 1855 and 1951, and agriculture has also taken its toll - it's a bit battered.

"The results of part excavation suggests that the barrow mound was constructed of soil covered by limestone slabs and capped with soil. The 1802 excavations revealed several skeletons on the original ground surface. In 1855 further skeletons were found just below the turf together with some unidentified pottery. In 1954 a skeleton, thought to be a crouched burial, was found just below the surface in the eroded section of the 1951 excavation."
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th August 2006ce
Edited 14th August 2006ce

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