Monument details

HER Number:1604/0/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Charles Head


This Bronze Age Barrow near Charles Head Farm, Rainow. The mound is crossed by a wall with a pit to the north which may be an undocumented excavation.

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.


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 23613: Bowl Barrow At Charles Head

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