The Circle Of Life...

by Kelly Field August. 21, 2017 1844 views

Hi folks,

Sorry for the radio silence, I've not been myself of late and didn't want to bring you all down with me but I promise I'm doing better now. I hope you all are doing well and enjoying yourselves in whatever you were doing while I've been away? I look forward to catching up on the new photo's I've missed.

Todays photo is the first of a series I took in Willow Row Barrow who had an open day yesterday. It's one of only two new barrows built in the last three and a half thousand years. Willow Row is a round barrow just outside of St Neots in Cambridgeshire and the other is a long barrow at All Cannings in Wiltshire.

For those of you who don't know what a barrow is, they're burial mounds. Traditionally they contained human remains of someone important, along with perhaps their family and a variety of grave goods. These new barrows are columbariums, with a few hundred niches to store the cremated remains of your loved ones. They're not consecrated to any specific religion, all are welcome inside. Willow Row currently only has three occupants although many of the niches have been already reserved. It took 6 stone masons just under 6 months to build completely by hand! Each of the niches can come with a hand made felt urn, and the caps are hand inscribed. It's truly a beautiful and very personal place to visit and the view from the barrow of the guardian stone leading to the wheat field is wonderful. If you get the chance to visit, I really recommend you do.

>^.^<

P.S. For more information on Willow Row please visit:

https://www.sacredstones.co.uk/locations/cambs-willow-row-barrow

I'm not in any way affiliated with the site or Sacred Stones.

>^.^<

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

Fascinating.....I've never heard of this before! Great perspective, clarity & info!!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kelly Field Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, I did take a lot more pictures but for some reason most of them didn't turn out. I will go back again at some point and take some new ones of the inside.

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks for the history and insight and a great shot.

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kelly Field Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 8 months ago

You are most welcome. X

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 8 months ago

Great info my friend

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kelly Field Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks. X

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
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