Monument details

HER Number:1340/1/3
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Withington Hall Barrow Cemetery

Summary

This Bronze Age round barrow is a Scheduled Monument. There are records of a cremation urn being found here in the 19th century. The old excavation was investigated in the 1980's and found that the barrow was made of turf. 2 main features were revealed cut into the subsoil each surrounded by a ring of stakeholes. A date of around 1000BC was derived from one of the stakeholes, which is much more recent than the early Bronze Age finds. The backfill produced a the remains of 6 decorated pots and worken flint.

18th century records refers to 'a line of imperfect barrows' between Astle Hall and Withington. There are three round barrows that are Scheduled Monuments in Withington Hall Barrow Cemetery. A further possible barrow had recently been identified. 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:LOWER WITHINGTON, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (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)
Protected Status:SHINE (Yes): Earthworks and Cropmarks of Withington Hall Barrow Cemetery West of Withington Hall; Scheduled Monument 22585: Bowl Barrow 500M South-South-West Of Home Farm

Related records

1340/1/0Related to: Withington Hall Barrow Cemetery (Monument)



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