Monument details

HER Number:1627/1/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bowl Barrow on Summit of Sponds Hill

Summary

The northern most of two scheduled Bronze Age bowl barrows on Sponds Hill. This small oval mound of earth and stones is 8.25m by 7.5m and up to 0.5m high. It has a triangulation pillar on its summit with slight erosion around.

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:LYME HANDLEY, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 22571: Bowl Barrow On Summit Of Sponds Hill

Related records

1627/1/2Related to: Bowl barrow 50m South of Summit of Sponds Hill (Monument)
1627/1/2Related to: Bowl barrow 50m South of Summit of Sponds Hill (Monument)
1627/1/2Related to: Bowl barrow 50m South of Summit of Sponds Hill (Monument)
1627/1/2Related to: Bowl barrow 50m South of Summit of Sponds Hill (Monument)



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