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Cold Aston

Long Barrow

<b>Cold Aston</b>Posted by Anthony AdolphImage © Anthony Adolph
Nearest Town:Chipping Norton (18km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SP143206 / Sheet: 163
Latitude:51° 52' 59.81" N
Longitude:   1° 47' 31.99" W

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Visited 18.3.12

This was a lot easier to access than I was expecting.

Directions: Take the A436 west out of Bourton-On-The-Water. You will shortly come to a public footpath sign (Gloucestershire Way) on your left with room to park one car. The trees on top of the Barrow can be seen from the field gate. To get a closer look at the Long Barrow just jump over the gate and head towards the trees – 5 minute stroll.

The Long Barrow is approximately 25 long x 2m high. There are lots of small stones scattered all over the Long Barrow and I had a jump when a startled pheasant flew out from under a bush. I could see no obvious sign that the Long Barrow had been dug into – although no doubt it had!

As the surrounding landscape is fairly flat the Long Barrow is actually at a prominent position – something you don’t appreciate until you reach the site.

Well worth a look when in the area.
Posted by CARL
19th March 2012ce


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Details of Long Barrow on Pastscape

(SP 1434 2063) Long Barrow (NR) (1) A long barrow measuring 100 ft by 55 ft by 7 ft oriented SSE/NNW, planted with trees and enclosed by a wire fence (2). Crawford described it as perfect and unopened, with no sign of attempted mutilation (3), though Fosbroke in 1807 reported Roman coins excavated from a barrow in this parish, and this is the only barrow known in it. (2-3) SP 1434 2064. A long barrow 33m long, 16m wide and uniformly 1.8m high, with no trace of side ditches. Conspicuously sited on a small prominence in ploughed farmland, it remains tree planted and generally well preserved. A slight depression midway along its S side represents a modern mutilation and a modern pile of stones surmounts its E end. Local enquiry could add no further information as to whether or not this was the barrow in which the Roman coins were found.
Revised at 1:2500. (4) Scheduled as 'Cold Aston long barrow 200yds (180m) E of Camp Farm'. (5) The Neolithic long barrow described above (1-5) is obscured by trees on the available aerial photographs, however, a bank that appears to continue its alignment to the south-east is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, suggesting that the long barrow may have been significantly longer. The cropmark bank measures a maximum of 106m long and up to 44m wide and is probably caused by a spread of the bank material. (6)
Chance Posted by Chance
16th October 2012ce