Long Barrow 800m South West of Kirmond Top

Lincolnshire

Local Area Google Map
Local Area OS Map

We don't have any photos of this monument yet.

Upload a photo

Tagged With

Neolithic

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Lincolnshire County Council

District Council

West Lindsey District Council

Parish

Tealby

Parliamentary Constituency

Gainsborough

Grid Reference

OV176176 (517622, 390501)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.398, -0.230775

Nearest Postcode

LN8 3XT

The nearest postcode is an aid to location, and does not necessarily reflect the actual address of the monument. Most scheduled monuments are not occupied buildings and have no postal address or postcode of their own. In rural and coastal areas, the nearest geocodable postal address may be several miles away.


Notes

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.

English Heritage

User-Submitted Notes

We don't have any user-contributed notes about this monument yet. Do you know anything about it that you can tell us? Add your contribution here.


Share |