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|Description ||Long Barrow, Length Direction WSW-ENE.|
46 m long measured from end to end Stone, from 8.50 to 9.00 m wide,
measured inside the stone rows along the side;
earth mound 11 to 13 m wide, with kerb-stone rows sitting a little up
on the barrows sides. Soil mound up to 2 m high.
A considerable number of kerb-stones have survived.
Along the north side a total of 25,
starting from the west end until the western chamber in a somewhat
broken row 8 stone, then after a break in the row of 5.80 m,
in continuous series until the east end total of 17 stones.
At the east end 4 stones, one of which was blown,
and recesses of a fifth, now removed.
Along the south side total 27.
At the eastern end 3 in place and a fourth passed slightly to the side.
Then, after an interruption of 4 m, in an almost complete
but highly disturbed row until out of the west chamber, 12 stones.
Finally, after a little interruption 11 stones in a nearly unbroken
and rather well-preserved row.
Middle of the west end four stones in place in continuous row,
separated from the stone rows along the north and south sides at intervals
of approx. 2.50 m.
Near these intervals lie, fallen out of ranks and partly exploded, two mattes,
which precisely matches to fill these holes.
At the ends are significantly larger stones, at 1.50 and 1.80 m height.
Earth mound is quite well preserved and very considerable.
In it are two chambers positioned fairly regularly, each in its end.
One is 18 m from the western extremity, measured for chambers centre.
It is badly damaged, apparently dug to the bottom as much land full
of burned flint is thrown up from it.
Only the upper edge of the side stones are visible.
It is a chamber with two stones in east and two in the west side,
one for north End, all of equal height, open to the south, where now
no stone can be seen. The chamber is covered with a huge capstone,
now blown lengthwise. One half is fallen just on the northern upright.
Its length (= capstones full length) is 3.30 m and in thickness up to 1.20 m.
The second chamber is marked by a large, rather flat capstone,
located in the middle of the mound, 12 m from the east end,
measured in capstones centre. It is now partially covered by soil
and measuring at least 1.50 x 2.90 m. Presumably it covers an untouched chamber.
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