Monument details

HER Number:1364/1/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bronze Age round barrow south west of Birtles Hall.

Summary

A round earthen mound lies on top of a natural rise in wooded parkland. It is slightly oval and measures 20 metres x 19 metres and is up to 1m high. 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:OVER ALDERLEY, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • 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:Scheduled Monument 22577: Bowl Barrow 230M West-South-West Of Birtles Hall



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