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Long Barrow


Visited on the return leg of a walk from Painswick to Honeycombe Farm long barrow. Easily accessible, the two barrows here are well worth a visit, lying right next to the road.

The southern barrow is of round barrow proportions and in a bit of a sorry state. There is a deep excavation crater, filled with corrugated iron and weeds.

The northern barrow is massive, with exposed megaliths still in something like situ. Again it has been very badly treated by excavators, to the point where it is almost two separate mounds. At the southern end there is a huge excavation crater. In the middle of the barrow are the remains of a central chamber, with three upright megaliths and some other flat stones disappearing back into the earth. The mound flattens out on the north side where it is crossed by a fence, on the other side of which it appears to continue as a low feature into the next field.

The sedimentary origins of the exposed megaliths show clearly, with the southern of the three exhibiting thick strata.

A nice spot, despite the busy road running past. The exposed stones add greatly to the sense of the monument, even in their ruined state (a note for the managers of Notgrove perhaps).
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
6th April 2009ce
Edited 6th April 2009ce

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