TQ6559 : A Long Barrow

taken 12 years ago, near to Addington, Kent, Great Britain

A Long Barrow
A Long Barrow
This has got to be the most impressive garden feature I've seen. In the grounds of a private residence, this is the best preserved long barrow in this area of Kent. What remains is the stone structure, which originally would have been covered by earth. 1,500 years older than Stonehenge, this is an ancient burial chamber built using local stones and originally covered by earth, with the chamber itself being between the two middle stones and the other stones supporting the earth structure. The central stones are about 3m tall and would have originally been topped by a capping stone (now just visible in the picture on the ground behind the stones). There are many other barrows in this area of Kent, but this has been re-built in the 1950s when the barrow was archaeologically investigated.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 June, 2005
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 652 591 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.4595N 0:22.1648E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 652 591
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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