Sites & cities that bear the name of Stoney Littleton Long Barrow

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow

Today in : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
First trace of activity : ca. 3,500 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3,500 B.C.E
Recorded names : Bath Tumulus, Wellow Tumulus

Description : The Stoney Littleton Long Barrow (also known as the Bath Tumulus and the Wellow Tumulus) is a Neolithic chambered tomb with multiple burial chambers, located near the village of Wellow in the English county of Somerset. It is an example of the Cotswold-Severn Group and was scheduled as an ancient monument in 1882. It was one of the initial monuments included when the Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882 became law. The chambered long barrow was built around 3500 BC. Excavations in the early 19th century uncovered bones from several individuals. The stone structure is about 30 metres (98 ft) in length and contains a 12.8 metres (42 ft) long gallery with three pairs of side chambers and an end chamber.

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