Monument details

HER Number:1567
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bowl barrow on Toot Hill

Summary

This Bowl barrow is a Scheduled Monument . It is located on the Southwest edge of the summit plateau of Toot Hill. It consists of an oval mound of earth and stones about 9 meters in diameter. At the barrow's centre is a gritstone slab. There is the possibility that this is a natural feature surmounted by a boundary stone.

Bowl barrows are funerary monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age (3000- 801 BC), however the majority were constructed in the period from 2400 to 1500 BC. They are usually earth or rubble mounds, sometimes surrounded by a ditch, which covered single or multiple burials or cremations and often acted as a focus for burials in later periods.


Parish:MACCLESFIELD FOREST AND WILDBOARCLOUGH, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • MOUND? (Unknown date)
  • POND? (Unknown date)
  • STANDING STONE? (Neolithic to Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 801 BC?)
  • BOWL BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 801 BC?)
  • BOUNDARY STONE? (AD 16TH CENTURY to AD 19TH CENTURY - 1500 AD? to 1899 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 23612: Bowl Barrow On Toot Hill



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