SU2885 : Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow

taken 9 years ago, near to Ashbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow
Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow
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
Monday, 27 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 17 August, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Barrow 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2809 8538 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.9960N 1:35.7680W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 28110 85369
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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