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Latitude: 52.5694 / 52°34'9"N
Longitude: -3.0332 / 3°1'59"W
OS Eastings: 330071
OS Northings: 297338
OS Grid: SO300973
Mapcode National: GBR B4.CCWK
Mapcode Global: WH8C8.CPW4
Entry Name: New House Long Barrow
Scheduled Date: 31 October 2002
Source ID: 3853
Cadw Legacy ID: MG285
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Long barrow
Civil Parish: Chirbury with Brompton
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Middleton-in-Chirbury
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
The monument consists of the remains of a long barrow. A long barrow is a rectangular or trapezoidal earthen mound of Neolithic date, usually accompanied by flanking or encircling ditches, and normally associated with human remains. Mound construction and associated features vary considerably in type and complexity. The New House long barrow is a well-preserved example of a Neolithic burial monument, some 18m wide, 30m long and 0.4m high.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface. Long barrows may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is a rectangle and measures 30m x 40m.
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