Monument details

HER Number:1037/1/4
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Jodrell Bank Barrow Cemetery


A group of round barrows that crosses the parish boundaries of Goostrey, Twemlow and Swettenham. A total of six barrows have been identified.

One of the barrows was totally excavated in 1987-88 revealing a primary burial pit with a broken collared urn and cremated bone. 4 unurned cremations were also found. Another of the mounds has been completely removed, possibly during landscaping the grounds of Jodrell Hall c.1899-1905. The four remaining barrows are Scheduled Monuments.

Round barrows are a type of burial mound, particulary used in the Bronze age. Mounds of earth and stone were placed over a burial or cremation. A single barrow could be re-used for several later burials.


Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 801 BC?)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1007640: Bowl Barrow 550M South-East Of Jodrell Bank Farm

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