Monument details

HER Number:1340/1/4
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Withington Hall Barrow Cemetery

Summary

Possible Bronze Age round barrow that has been destroyed by qurrying or buried under infilling of the sand quarry.

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)

Related records

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



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