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Copley Hill long barrow

History of Copley Hill long barrow

Scheduled Monument

The barrow’s mound has been reduced by ploughing to the extent that it is no longer visible above ground, but its deeper deposits are preserved. The central burial area and the encircling ditch, from which earth was dug in the construction of the mound, are clearly visible as dark soilmarks against the otherwise white chalky ground, as well as cropmarks (areas of enhanced growth resulting from higher levels of moisture retained by the underlying archaeological features). The ditch is up to 7m wide.


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