Thursday, 2 May 2019

Cist burial in Langridge Wood

A few metres south of the Coleridge Way footpath as it runs through Langridge Wood on the northern slopes of the Brendon Hills, there is Bronze Age cist or burial chamber.  It would originally have been covered by a cairn of stones.  The cist was discovered in 1820 when workmen removed the stones from the cairn to use for road building.  The stone lined grave contained a skeleton, which was re-interred in Treborough Churchyard.  The large capstone, which is about 5 feet in diameter, is still in place, although when I visited in January 2019 it was covered in fallen leaves.

Grid reference: ST014 373

Langridge Wood Cist - partly obscured by fallen leaves
 
Inside the Langridge Wood Cist

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