Long Barrow 800m South West of Kirmond Top
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Lincolnshire County Council
West Lindsey District Council
OV176176 (517622, 390501)
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The buried remains of a Neolithic long barrow located 800 metres south west of Kirmond Top, on the eastern slopes of the Rase Valley. Althought the monument cannot be seen on the ground, the encircling ditch is visible from the air as a cropmark, and has been recorded on aerial photographs since 1976. The trapezodial ditch is orientated north west-south east and measures approximately 30 metres long by a maximum of 15 metres wide overall. This infilled and buried ditch is thought to be 5 metres in width, and its circuit is complete. The absence of a causeway across the ditch suggest that the barrow is an example of the simpler form of Lincolnshire Wolds long barrow. These smaller barrows do not show evidence for the construction of a large mound on completion of the funerary rituals. Scheduled.
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