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Belas Knap [3]

Belas Knap, a neolithic chambered long barrow in the Cotswolds, UK.

 

A well presented example of a neolithic long barrow, subject to excavations in 1863-5 and again 1928-30 after which the barrow was restored by the Ministry of Works to the appearance that we see today.

 

Situated on close to the crest of a hill with panoramic views particularly to the north and east the barrow is trapezoidal in shape and about 55metres long and orientated roughly north-south.

 

Radiocarbon dating of bones recovered from excavations at Belas Knap indicate that it was in use as a burial monument from 4000-3700BC.

  

Grid Reference SP 0209 2543

 

For further information see: www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=327811

 

Kite Aerial Photograph

 

25 March 2012

 

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Taken on March 25, 2012