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Sherrington Long Barrow

Long Barrow


This earthen longbarrow is only 90m from the River Wylye, as it winds its way along the valley. Cunnington partially excavated it in the 19th century, and found beneath the mound a cist of chalk blocks. Inside were an ox skull and a small deer antler (perhaps the latter was a pick?). Ox skulls were also found under the Beckhampton long barrow outside Avebury.

(info from Burl's 'Prehistoric Avebury' (p103) and the Scheduled Monument record)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th November 2003ce
Edited 20th November 2003ce

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