Monument details

HER Number:571/1/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bowl barrow west of Highfield Lane


Bronze Age round barrow reported to have been 'careful explored by a party of gentlemen from Warrington and the neighbourhood' in 1859. The mound was at the time 2m high and burnt bones and pottery fragments were recovered. The mound is regularly ploughed. It is transected by a mains sewer and was until recently surmounted by 'an old tower'. 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

  • CEMETERY (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • 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 1011124: Bowl Barrow West Of Highfield Lane

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