Ash Hill
Neolithic Long Barrow
North of Binbrook, Lincolnshire  OS Map Ref TF20889612
OS Maps - Landranger 113 (Grimsby), Explorer 282 (Lincolnshire Wolds North)


Ash Hill Longbarrow Plan
Plan and profile of Ash Hill barrow based on Phillips 1932
Overlooking the same Waithe Beck valley as Hoe Hill long barrow, this roughly trapezoid mound is orientated northnortheast by southsouthwest and stands at a height of 80 metres above sea level. Its 39 metre length runs parallel with the hillside contours, the northern end reaching a height of around 2 metres with a width of 16 metres, tailing off to a narrower 10 metres to the south. Enclosing it was a ditch structure that is now filled in, but was found by excavation to be some 2.5 metres deep.
The barrow stands on private land within the Swinhope estate next to, and probably damaged by, some industrial buildings and is not accessible to the public.
It is interesting to note that during building demolition work, a later Viking age burial was found in the northwest corner of the mound.

Glossary Items: Neolithic, Long Barrow

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