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|Description ||Taken with Aerial-Cam, at aprox 70ft or 22m above ground level on a telescopic mast with remote control Nikon D70s camera system. Hopefully this provides a very useful vantage point with the monument now easier to understand for those who have not had the chance to visit. Cheers AS.|
|Great picture! Thanks, I feel I have been there now ! :-) |
I rebuilt a lot of that stonewall on my last visit.|
|Excellent. I look forwards to more of these.|
|Excellent Adam!! It makes me want to visit even more. I can imagine something like this at Capel Garmon, but perhaps smaller. Would that be right?|
|Thanks, quite similar in the shape of the mound to what capel Garmon may have had indeed, but the chamber and passage configuration is quite different. Although a false portal or certainly a façade area with the horns are evident at both sites. Have you had a look at Tim Darvill’s book, Long Barrows of the Cotswolds 2004 and the Neolithic Chambered Tombs in Wales by Goerge Nash 2006? I hope to do lots more while on my travels carrying out work on commercial projects. The Portal as ever will help me target sites on the way to and near places I am heading for. Will keep you all posted. Kindest Regards AS.|
|I think I read that the forecourt at Capel Garmon was false, and the southern passage (on the side) was the real entry point. It looked as if this was similar, altho this layout is different. CG's false entrance is at the east, and this one's north I believe.|
|Sounds about right, its interesting to note the many different orientations of these type of monuments, as if it didn't matter or perhaps there is another reason such as features in the landscape. Cheers AS.|
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