Thursday 29 September 2022

Long Burgh Long Barrow - Ancient Guardian of Alfriston

The Ancient Guardian of Alfriston is how this prehistoric monument is described on the sign at the site. Long Burgh Long Barrow is high in the South Downs overlooking the Cuckmere Valley and the village of Alfriston in Sussex. It was built in the Early Neolithic period as a funerary site and can still be made out as an earth mound higher than the ground around it. A chalk path skirts the mound at itsnorth-east end.

I took the photo above when I was walking part of the South Downs Way yesterday. Nearby Alfriston is also home to the Sussex Faerie Festival each year. 

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