Peter J Morris

Author, Blogger & Researcher

Name: Belas Knap Long Barrow
Location: Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5AL
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Belas Knap, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Above: Belas Knap closed side-chamber

Belas Knapp is a particularly fine example of a restored Cotswold Neolithic long barrow - complete with a false entrance and side chambers. It was excavated in 1863 and 1865 with the remains of 31 people being found inside the two chambers.

Above: Looking out from open side-chamber

Above:Taken from outside Belas Knapp Long Barrow looking into the open/restored side chamber.

Note the number of orbs and strange lights swirlinhg around the entrance. These were not seen at the time - only later on when the images were closely examined.

Belas Knap Map