Ascott-under-Wychwood Long Barrow, OxfordshireYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Ascott Long Barrow was completely excavated 1965-9 in advance of a road improvement scheme. This Neolithic long barrow is of the Cotswold-Severn type and was constructed c.3700BC, it used as a burial site for 3-5 generations.
Here are the two pairs of cists from the barrow, the other two stones are cap stones which had been removed long before excavation and stood upright as part of a field boundary. For many years the cists were on display in the Oxfordshire County Museum before being moved to the museums resource centre where eventually in the mid 2000s they were looking to try and rehome the stones and they were offered to the village of Ascott Under Wychwood. Around 2007 the stones were painstakingly re-erected in their original layout in the Pound (enclosure for stray animals) in the village.
Photographed: 21 February 2021 Model created using Agisoft MetaShape