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Low Moor

Long Barrow


This site is allegedly a Neolithic Long cairn or Barrow. It is easily accessable just off the A6 about two miles South of Clifton. The site is around a 100 metres long and ranges from around 12 to 25 metres wide. At its highest point, I would say it is nearly 4 metres high at its highest point. The barrow runs parallel with the road to Newtown on a West East axis.

Documentation on the net states that it was first 'noticed' in around 1933, and investigated in 1938, when it was identified as a burial cairn. There seems to be some argument that this is little more than a spoil heap, perhaps from the building of the A6 or the M6.

It's strange to note that a map of 1863 makes no mention of the barrow.

It's quite an impressive site, easily visible in the surrounding landscape....and certainly not alone....there are numerous other sites within easy reach.
Posted by matthewpemmott
15th January 2007ce
Edited 15th January 2007ce

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