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NT HBSMR Number:75402
Type of Record:Monument
Name:Blackquarries Hill Long Barrow, Newark Park, Glos


Earthwork of Blackquarries Hill Long Barrow, Newark Park.

Grid Reference:ST 775 932
Civil Parish:Wotton-under-Edge; Stroud; Gloucestershire
District:Stroud; Gloucestershire
NT Property:Newark Park; South West
Map: All our Monument records are mapped in NT Heritage Records Online.

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1002112: BLACKQUARRIES HILL LONG BARROW

Other References/Statuses

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 319
  • National Monuments Record Reference: 205312

Monument Types

  • LONG BARROW (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD (at some time))

Full description

The earthwork of a long mound, probably a Neolithic long barrow. The remaining barrow is c.40m by c.18m and survives, intermittently, to 1.5m high. The barrow is surrounded by a relatively modern dry stone wall (it shown on the OS 25 inch map surveyed 1881), less than 1m high at its maximum though it has been lowered in 2012 and 2018. It was surrounded by a modern post and wire fence which made the wall and the barrow heavily overgrown because there was no access for scrub management or grazing.

In 2010 a plan was put in place to manage the site and scheduled monument consent was applied for. Work took place in 2012 when the fence was removed and part of the wall taken down. The site was then cleared of scrub and reseeded in grass. From 2012 the site has been grazed by sheep and was in good condition 2018 more of the wall was removed to ensure that the sheep have full access to graze the site.

Sources / Further Reading

---SZK10366 - Article in serial: Tim Darvill. 1990. Gloucestershire Barrows. 107.
---SZK48113 - Document: R Morton. 2003. Newark Park Archaeological DBA and Field Survey. 03035.
---SZK48120 - Scheduling record: English Heritage. English Heritage SAM notes.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ENA3081 - Ebworth Historic Landscape Survey (Ref: 03022)
  • ENA3082 - Newark Park Archaeological DBA and Field Survey July 2003

Related records: none recorded