SU2885 : Wayland's Smithy long barrow

taken 31 years ago, near to Ashbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Wayland's Smithy long barrow
Wayland's Smithy long barrow
Chambered long barrow with an impressive facade. LinkExternal link
Wayland's Smithy

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
January 1991   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 December, 2020
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2809 8537 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.9906N 1:35.7681W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2809 8535
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Chambered Long Barrow 

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