Monument details

HER Number:1601
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Round Barrow South of Blue Boar Farm

Summary

This possible Bronze Age barrow is a Scheduled Monument. It is described as a conical tumulus in a field opposite the Blue Boar Farm, which has been more or less disturbed . The 1988 survey records a large bowl-shaped mound, originally 20 metres in diameter but now ploughed out to over 30 metres.

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:RAINOW, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

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:SHINE (Yes): An Earthwork of a Round Barrow South of Blue Boar Farm; Scheduled Monument 22569: Bowl Barrow 160M South Of Blue Boar Farm



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