As part of the clearnace BTCV have uncovered a feature along the northern revetment at Tinkinswood burial chamber.
Some have suggested that it might be a newly uncovered entrance to the chamber, but alas, some digging in the archives has provided evidence to suggest the more likely explanation….
This is an extract from John Ward’s excavation report in 1915:
“We must pause to consider the revetment more closely. It was built of a thin-bedded fine-grained impure limestone, of which there is an outcrop from below the cromlech bed, in the lane leading to the neighbouring farmhouse’ the stones had been quarried: they were not weather-worn ones collected from the surface.
They were fitted together with great neatness, care being exersised to use only those with a flat joint face. the general character of the masonary is shown in [the next figure], from a photograph of a short length of the north revetment, which is permanently open to inspection.” (Archaeologia Cambrensis, vol. xv, 6th series, Fig.11, 297).