a mile to the east of Ashbury along the Ridge Way is the megalithic
chambered tomb, built about 3400 BC, known as Waylands Smithy.
Within this was discovered an even older (3700 BC) earthen
long barrow that covered a wooden mortuary house. Recent work
suggests that some of these structures may have had stellar
Long Barrow at Lambourn Seven Barrows
Valley near Ashdown House, source of sarsen
stones for megalithic constructions
Near Lambourn Seven Barrows are to be found
the pitiful remains of all that is left of another Neolithic
earthen long barrow containing a sarsen stone cyst (box) at
one end. Interestingly, C14 dating suggests that
this is perhaps the oldest such long barrow in the country.
At Lambourn Seven Barrows are to be
found over 30 Bronze Age round barrows where one grave alone
contained the cremated remains of 100 individuals dating from