Monument details

HER Number:296
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Robin Hood's Tump bowl barrow

Summary

Scheduled Monument. Excavation of this round barrow revealed it to be constructed of sand and turf. No burials were found but a number of worked flints were recovered. The buried land surface showed evidence of occupation before the barrow was built. Local information suggests that the mound is a by product of building Vale Royal Abbey.

Round barrows are a type of burial mound, particularly 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.


Parish:ALPRAHAM, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • FLINT SCATTER (Neolithic to Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MOUND (Neolithic to Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Neolithic to Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POST HOLE ( 2 of, Neolithic to Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ROUND BARROW (Neolithic to Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 22593: Robin Hood's Tump Bowl Barrow



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