Site of Poss Long Barrow 300m NE of Berry Field Fm

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Neolithic long barrow, an elongated mound of earth which usually conceal human burials. The long barrow was situated to the south east of Crimscote Downs.

Notes about this historic site

1 A charter of AD757 records land at Tredington and mentions the ‘Brocnanbyrh’ (Broken Barrow). The evidence suggests that it was on the W boundary, somewhere ENE of Berry Field Farm, the name of which indicates a barrow in the neighbourhood.
2 Long barrow. Even in the present farmer’s life the barrow was higher than it is now.
3 The farmer reported that the mound was completely ploughed away. The site of the mound which he indicated was only differentiated from the surrounding furrows by a slight lightening of the earth. There was no marked concentration of stone.

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