Monument details

HER Number:1557/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bowl barrow 60m N of junction of London Rd and Bonis Hall Lane

Summary

A Cairn (barrow) cemetery was found and partly excavated in 1808 in field adjoining the Stockport to Macclesfield road. The Round barrow that was excavated contained an urn with burnt bones,covered by a flat stone with 3 or 4 boulders placed round it. By side of the urn was a collection of human bones and small fragments of copper. These earthworks are now a Scheduled Monument.

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:PRESTBURY, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • FUNERARY SITE (Burial site, Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • STONE SETTING (Stone arrangement, Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 22578: Bowl Barrow 60M North Of Junction Of London Road And Bonis Hall Lane



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