Monument details

HER Number:1604/0/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bronze Age Bowl Barrow, Charles Head


Bronze Age bowl barrow at Charles Head located on the crest of a ridge 260m west-north-west of Charles Head Farm. It includes an oval mound of earth and stones up to 1.3m high with maximum dimensions of 14.5m by 13m. The barrow is crossed by a drystone wall, to the north of which is a central rectangular hollow and linear trench indicating unrecorded limited investigation.

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

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • FUNERARY SITE (Burial site, Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)

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