Monument details

HER Number:923
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Gallowsclough Cob Round Barrow


Gallowsclough Cob round barrow. It was excavated in the 1960's and a primary cremation burial of a young adult male was uncovered. There were no traces of an urn or grave goods. A secondary burial of an adult skeleton was also found but it was fragmentary, presumably lost by both natural erosion and ploughing. It 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.


Monument Types

  • CREMATION (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)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011121: Gallowsclough Cob Bowl Barrow

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
Heritage Lottery Fund