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Probable Long Barrow, Swinhope



Reference Name MLI52391

Name:
Probable Long Barrow, Swinhope

Summary:
Cropmarks of a probable Neolithic long barrow, to the east of Swinhope.

Location:
SWINHOPE, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Cropmarks of a probable Neolithic long barrow, to the east of Swinhope. Identified on aerial photographs examined as part of the National Mapping Programme. {1}

This cropmark is overlain by a rectilinear complex which is considered to be Romano-British in date (see PRN 50634). It was thought possible that, rather than representing the remains of a long barrow, this feature may instead be the remains of a hut circle, forming part of an earlier Iron Age farmstead on the site, which later evolved into a Romano-British settlement. {2}

Oval shaped cropmark which has been interpreted as a long barrow, occupying a slope position on a spur, on the east side of the Waithe Beck valley. It is aligned on a north-east to south-west axis, and its long axis traverses the contours. The field in which the feature lies was investigated in the mid 1980s and yielded 186 prehistoric flints, although the association of the flints to this feature was not clear. {3}

Sources:
1 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. TF2296: LI.318.7.1
2 Unpublished Document: C. Went. 1997. Alternative Action Site Report. -
3 Index: Dilwyn Jones. 1998. Gazetteer of Neolithic Elongated Enclosures and Extant Long Barrows in (Historic) Lincolnshire. no.55

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