SU2885 : Wayland's Smithy

taken 4 months ago, near to Ashbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

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Wayland's Smithy
Wayland's Smithy
A close-up view of the entrance to the barrow at its southern end.
Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy is a Neolithic long barrow and chamber tomb site close to The Ridgeway, an ancient road running along the Berkshire Downs. It is one of a locall variant of barrows constructed in south west Britain, known as the Severn-Cotswold group.
The barrow was built in two phases, a timber-chambered oval barrow built c3590-3550 BC and a stone-chambered long barrow built over it c3460-3400 BC. It is 56m long and 13m wide at the southern (entrance) end. Its present appearance is the result of restoration.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 June, 2021   (more nearby)
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Monday, 28 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ancient Site 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2809 8537 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.9906N 1:35.7681W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2810 8537
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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