Neolithic Long Barrow 350m South West of Sycamore Farm
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Lincolnshire County Council
East Lindsey District Council
Louth and Horncastle
OV220220 (521969, 392597)
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The buried remains of a Neolithic long barrow 350 metres south west of Sycamore Farm. Although the long barrow is no longer visible on the ground, it can be seen from the air and has been recorded on aerial photographs as a cropmark since 1989. The cropmark represents the infilled and buried ditch surrounding the area set aside for funerary and ritual activities. The long barrow ditch is roughly trapezoid in shape, measuring 50 metres long by 20 metres wide overall and orientated ESE to WNW, following the contour of the hillslope. The broad, eastern terminal is straight and that to the west is more rounded. No causeway across the ditch is apparent and this is thought to indicate that the long barrow is an example of the simpler form which was not elaborated by the construction of a large earthwork mound. The internal area contains a circular feature about 8 metres in diameter, situated towards the south eastern end. This location suggests that the feature probably represents the main burial site and focus of ritual. Scheduled.
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