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ONE OF A PAIR OF LONG BARROWS KNOWN AS DEADMEN'S GRAVES



Reference Name MLI43318

Name:
ONE OF A PAIR OF LONG BARROWS KNOWN AS DEADMEN'S GRAVES

Summary:
ONE OF A PAIR OF LONG BARROWS KNOWN AS DEADMEN'S GRAVES

Location:
CLAXBY, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
THE MONUMENT INCLUDES THE EARTHWORK AND BURIED REMAINS OF A NEOLITHIC LONG BARROW LOCATED BELOW THE SUMMIT OF A SPUR ABOVE THE SOURCE OF THE BURLANDS BECK, 495M NORTH OF MOON WOOD. THE MOUND IS ALIGNED E-W, IS APPROX 57 M LONG AND 18 M WIDE AND STANDS TO A HEIGHT OF 2 M AT THE EASTERN END, DECREASING OVER ITS LENGTH TO C.0.3 M IN THE SOUTH. A SMALL CHALK PIT HAS ENCROACHED UPON THE MOUND'S CENTRAL SECTION, BUT OTHERWISE THE MOUND REMAINS LARGELY INTACT AND THERE HAS BEEN NO INTERFERENCE AT THE EASTERN END WHICH WILL RETAIN THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF MORTUARY EVIDENCE. MATERIAL FOR THE MOUND WOULD HAVE BEEN QUARRIED FROM AN ENCIRCLING CAUSEWAYED DITCH AND ALTHOUGH THE DITCH IS NOT NOW VISIBLE, IT IS THOUGHT TO SURVIVE BENEATH THE PRESENT GROUND SURFACE. THE MONUMENT IS ONE OF A CLOSELY ASSOCIATED PAIR OF LONG BARROWS KNOWN AS DEADMEN'S GRAVES. ITS PARTNER WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF A SEPARATE SCHEDULING. FOR FULL DETAILS SEE THE REVISED SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 27874. {1} DEADMAN'S GRAVES II IS SITUATED BELOW THE CREST ON THE LIP OF A DRY VALLEY AT 53M OD, WITH THE LONG AXIS OF THE MOUND RUNNING PARALLEL TO THE CONTOURS. IT IS A MUCH DAMAGED MOUND, ALMOST SEVERED IN THE MIDDLE BY A SMALL CHALK PIT. IT SURVIVES TO A HEIGHT OF 2.1M AT THE SOUTH EAST END, BUT IS REDUCED TO 0. 45M FOR MOST OF ITS LENGTH. {6}, LENGTH 77M, WIDTH 38M, HEIGHT 2M, HTM 50M

Sources:
1 Scheduling record: ENGLISH HERITAGE. 1996. REVISED SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 27874. MPP 23
2 Scheduling record: HBMC. AM 7. SAM 73
3 Article in serial: PHILLIPS, C.W.. 1934. 'The present state of archaeology in Lincolnshire, part 1' in the Archaeological Journal. VOL 89, PP174,176,189-91
4 Index: OS CARD INDEX. CLAXBY. TF 47 SW:7,1964, KF
5 Aerial Photograph: 1946-98. RCHME. 5166/27
6 Index: Jones, D.. 1997. Gazetteer of Neolithic Elongated Enclosures and Extant Long Barrows in (Historic) Lincolnshire. NO 8

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