Monument details

HER Number:1557/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Scheduled Bowl barrow and Bronze Age Cemetery Site

Summary

A cairn (barrow) cemetery was found and partly excavated in 1808 in field adjoining the Stockport to Macclesfield road. The 'most elevated' mound was opened and 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. The precise location of the site is uncertain but it is conjectured may be the site of a sand quarry. However, a mound which may have been a part of the cemetery has been identified 60m north of the junction of London Road and Bonis Hall Lane and is now scheduled.

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

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • CEMETERY (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • STONE SETTING (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1007379: Bowl Barrow 60M North Of Junction Of London Road And Bonis Hall Lane



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