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Stoney Littleton Long Barrow


This early Neolithic Long Barrow was constructed around 3700BC. The forecourt is flanked by two projecting horns, which frame the entrance to the passageway. The actual passageway extends under the mound for 48 feet and has 3 chambers on either side of the passage and 1 end chamber. These were found to contain a mixed group of bones some of them burned, from a number of different burials.

The stones used in the site were quarried from more than 5 miles away. The left hand door support bears a fossil ammonite cast, which was probably used for its aesthetic and mystical qualities.

Directions:
Reached from a minor road off the A366, 5 miles South of Bath.


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