Allotment at the back of a house in Barwell, where a large piece of the meteorite was recovered. image: empedia
Type – Ordinary Chondrite L5
Fell 24th December 1965
Location – Barwell, Leicestershire, England
Totalknown weight – 44kg
Circumstances – Barwell is also known as the Christmas meteorite. At 4.20pm after a blinding flash in the sky along with several loud bangs a shower of stones fell onto the village of Barwell. Many stones were recovered from gardens and surrounding fields and some pieces also damaged buildings, with one piece falling onto a local factory roof.
Information compiled by BIMS