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Soilmark of a Possible Long Barrow, 870m east north east of Ruckland House, Maidenwell



Reference Name MLI42975

Name:
Soilmark of a Possible Long Barrow, 870m east north east of Ruckland House, Maidenwell

Summary:
Soilmark of a Possible Long Barrow, 870m east north east of Ruckland House, Maidenwell

Location:
MAIDENWELL, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Soilmarks of a slightly wedge-shaped elongated spread of chalk with some indications of internal features - pits? - seen on Paul Everson aerial photographs of 1980. It is possibly a plough-levelled long barrow? {1}

The monument includes the buried remains of a Neolithic long barrow. It has been recorded on aerial photographs as a soilmark. The monument, of slightly wedge-shaped plan, has traces of internal features which are considered to represent the remains of pits and structures associated with mortuary activities. The soil mark represents the great mound with which these features were once covered. The monument is aligned north-east to south-west and measures approximately 60m by 28m. Chalk from the mound has been dispersed around the enclosure and is thought to cover the area of the ditch from which it was quarried. A second, similar monument situated in an adjacent field about 150m to the south is the subject of a separate scheduling (27885). {2}

This feature has also been interpreted as a chalk pit. {3}

Sources:
1 Aerial Photograph: EVERSON, P.L.. 1975-90. RCHM. 2945/8,10,13,1980,
2 Scheduling record: ENGLISH HERITAGE. 1996. SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 27884. MPP 22
3 Verbal communication: SMR. 1996. -

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