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Longbarrow Field, Timble, North Yorkshire

Cairn (lost):  OS Grid Reference — SE 18 53 Archaeology & History Described in the Field Lore of Timble village by William Grainge (1895) are the names and short histories of some of the local place-names—with this in particular standing … Continue reading

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Galley Hill, Streatley, Bedfordshire

Long Barrow :  OS Grid Reference – TL 086 268 Archaeology & History Aligned east-west, a large neolithic long barrow could once be seen to the west of Galley Hill, on where now we find a golf course.  It was … Continue reading

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Down Farm, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Barrow (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 6018 5013 Archaeology & History On the western edges of Basingstoke, at Kempshott, could once be found this ancient site—destroyed many decades ago.  It was one of number of similar prehistoric burial mounds … Continue reading

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South Wonston, Hampshire

Long Barrow:  OS Grid Reference – SU 472 361 Archaeology & History This is one of a number of prehistoric burials in this area, although most of this particular site has been destroyed.  It was first located and described as … Continue reading

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Lyneham Barrow, Ascot-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

Long Barrow:  OS Grid Reference – SP 297 211 Getting Here Pretty easy really.  From Shipton-under-Wychwood take the A361 road north (to Chipping Norton) for just over 2 miles.  You’ll pass the TV mast on your right and then a … Continue reading

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Upper Killay, Swansea, Glamorgan

Long Barrow (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SS 5848 9227 Also Known as: Cae Bryn-y-garn Archaeology & History Described in 1925 in a report by the Royal Institute of South Wales as “the remains of a long barrow,” it seems … Continue reading

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Croes-llechau, Bronllys, Breconshire

Long Barrow (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SO 169 357 Also Known as: Croesllechau Archaeology & History It appears to have been Theophilus Jones who first mentioned this all-but-lost megalithic tomb, more than 200 years ago.  He told that, “In … Continue reading

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Bown Hill Long Barrow, Woodchester, Gloucestershire

Long Barrow:  OS Grid Reference – SO 823 017 Getting Here Easy enough this one.  Take the B4066 west of Woodchester past the Boundary Court and over the cattle grid for 100 yards or so.  Note the fence up the … Continue reading

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