Monument details

HER Number:1522
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:The Bullstones

Summary

Site of Bronze Age cremation burial, found in a field at Clulow Cross. Investigated by Sainter and others pre 1878. The burial was of a child or young person. The urn was inverted and among the burnt bones was found a flint knife and a flint arrowhead. The burial was found about 3ft (0.9 metres) below ground surface and was surrounded by a stone circle, within which, off centre was a stone slab embedded on its edge. There is some indication that there was formerly a round barrow or cairn here. The site is a Scheduled Monument .

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:WINCLE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (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 (?))
  • STANDING STONE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 22584: The Bullstones Bowl Barrow



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