SU2885 : Wayland's Smithy seen from its northern end

taken 3 years ago, near to Compton Beauchamp, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Wayland's Smithy seen from its northern end
Wayland's Smithy seen from its northern end
Wayland's Smithy is a Neolithic long barrow and chamber tomb site close to The Ridgeway, an ancient road running along the Berkshire Downs. It is one of a locall variant of barrows constructed in south west Britain, known as the Severn-Cotswold group.
The barrow was built in two phases, a timber-chambered oval barrow built c3590-3550 BC and a stone-chambered long barrow built over it c3460-3400 BC. It is 56m long and 13m wide at the southern (entrance) end. Its present appearance is the result of restoration.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 August, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Barrow 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2808 8541 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.0122N 1:35.7765W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 28079 85433
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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