Stonesteads Bowl Barrow


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Crouched Inhumation

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Staffordshire County Council

District Council

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Staffordshire Moorlands

Grid Reference

SE084084 (408402, 350527)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.0516, -1.87464

Nearest Postcode

ST10 3JP

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A Neolithic bowl barrow excavated by Samuel Carrington in 1849. At the time, the mound was 17 yards in diameter and 18 inches high, and was described as comprising "earth, limestone and boulders". Just off-centre beneath the mound was an area of thin limestone paving on which lay a male crouched inhumation. Near the feet was a worked boar's tusk; at the shoulders were burnt flints including a leaf-shaped arrowhead and a scraper, plus a piece of worked rib. Also on the ground surface beneath the barrow mound was a few pieces of burnt bone plus indications of a fire. Ordnance Survey field investigation in 1957 recorded the mound as being 12 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high, with no visible traces of a ditch.

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