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New House Long Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Chirbury with Brompton, Shropshire

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 3853

Cadw Legacy ID: MG285

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Long barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Shropshire

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

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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