The Long Barrow at All Cannings is a columbarium or place for cremated remains in urns to be kept.
It was built in 2014 in the style of a traditional long barrow in natural materials, but made relevant for today in its internal layout. All the niches are reserved.
Visiting the Long Barrow
Winter Solstice Open Day at the Long Barrow - Saturday 23 December from Dawn until 11 am
Free, there is parking on the drove. The ground will be wet and there may be mud. Please also be aware of rough ground, slippery slopes and tow stone lintels. Bring a torch if you are coming early.
The exterior is open for visits at all reasonable daylight hours and is a quiet and respectful place to spend some time.
Apart from open days the interior can be visited by arrangement, please contact us - email Tim Daw or phone 01380 860485.
To cover the costs of doing so there is a charge of £30. Payment can be made on the payment page.
The recommended approach is from the Horton Road out of Devizes. Take the A361 through Devizes and at the last roundabout take the 3rd exit, passing to the right of the car garage, signed “Allington, Horton & Bishops Cannings”. This will take you through the village of Horton and on through Allington. Stay on the road and as you leave Allington behind there is a brown sign on the right indicating access to the Long Barrow. Postcode SN10 3NN. Turn right down the track and the Long Barrow is about half a mile down it. There is a parking on the drove at the Long Barrow.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - When visiting the Long Barrow be aware of low lintels, slippery slopes, uneven ground and heights.
We don't want you getting hurt and simple awareness and care will keep you safe.
To arrange the placing of an urn in the barrow please click here
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The Long Barrow is aligned to the sunrise of the winter solstice when the sun will illuminate the internal stone passageway.
Within the chalk mound there are five chambers arranged off the passageway that starts at the local Sarsen stone entrance. The chambers, or columbaria, have niches built into the traditional handcrafted limestone walls. Niches are for single, double or up to six urns. The niches can be sealed with a memorial stone if required.
The long barrow is for anyone. It is for those of any religion or none. The field it is in is being restored to native chalk grassland and will be kept as natural as possible for visitors to enjoy its beauty and solitude.
All Cannings lies within the Marlborough Downs area of outstanding natural beauty and is between Avebury and Stonehenge. This ancient landscape is renowned for its chalk downland and ancient history. The long barrow is designed to complement it and become part of it.
The gallery of pictures of the Long Barrow, including of the build and opening in 2014 - click "view all" for more photos.
Payments for Placing an Urn or a Private Visit
Payment for placing an urn or a private visit can be made from the options below but please contact us and make the arrangements first - email Tim Daw
or phone 01380 860485
Payment can be by cheque made out to Cannings Cross Farms Ltd, and sent to Cannings Cross Farms Ltd, All Cannings Devizes Wiltshire SN10 3NP or paid by BACS - Cannings Cross Farms Ltd 20-84-58 70513466.
Or it maybe easier to use the options to the right with a credit/debit card or Paypal Account.
There is no VAT charged on inurnments, but visits include 20% VAT.
All the niches are reserved.
If a subscription does not complete all monies subscribed, less any costs incurred, will be returned on request.
who have done some already - they are very helpful to talk to. The choice of urn is up to you, we suggest metal or ceramic. Urns should be 300mm or less tall, recommended width and depth 200mm. We have examples of hand made urns which are suitable, contact Ann Bates - www.annbates.co.uk
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