transepted gallery grave

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Now obsolete, this term was widely used during the early and mid 20th century to describe the chambers of certain types of Neolithic long barrow in northwest Europe where individual cells open off a central passage or chamber. Commonly found in the Cotswold– Severn long barrows of western England and Wales and also in similar barrows around the mouth of the Loire in western France.

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