ST8182 : The Giant's Caves, near Badminton

taken 3 years ago, near to Badminton, South Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The Giant's Caves, near Badminton
The Giant's Caves, near Badminton
Neolithic chambered long barrow.
The Giant's Caves
A long cairn with lateral chambers, excavated by A.D. Passmore in 1932, and by J. Corcoran in 1960-62. Four chambers identified, together with a forecourt and the remains of a blind entrance at the eastern end. The mound was trapezoidal in plan and revetted by dry-stone walling, which can still be seen at the western end. Finds included many flint flakes and a featureless sherd of Neolithic pottery, plus four other sherds. The fourth chamber was found by Corcoran to have been filled with human bones. The barrow was disturbed in Romano-British times, as was evidenced by potsherds and a Roman coin, and its chambers rifled and roofing stones removed by 1660, according to Joshua Childrey and John Aubrey. (Information from “The Giant’s Caves, Luckington (WIL 2)” by J. Corcoran, Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine, Vol. 65, 1970).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 19 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8199 8295 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.7092N 2:15.6663W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8198 8292
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Long Barrow  Neolithic  Neolithic Burial Chamber  Burial Chamber  Cotswold-Severn  Chambered Cairn  Chambered Tomb 

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