Belas Knap Long Barrow

Belas Knap is a particularly fine example of a Neolithic long barrow featuring a false entrance and independently accessible side chambers.

Other examples, such as Uley and Nympsfield barrows, have strongly emphasised entrances with chambers opening out on either side of a central passage.

It is a type of monument known as the Cotswold Severn Cairn. Construction is estimated to have taken place around 3000 BC, with following successive burials over a period of years and then the burial chambers were deliberately blocked.

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