Bronze Age Round Barrows
Three Bronze Age burials are recorded as being found 600m north west of Brandon Castle. The burials may have been concealed within a round barrow.
1 In cutting through some high ground to form the London-Birmingham railway in 1837 a burial place was found. A sepulchural urn ornamented with diagonal lines and three ‘drinking cups’ of different sizes and shapes were found. One of the cups was decorated with scored lines forming a zig zag pattern.
2 A barrow discovered during railway construction. Three vessels of pottery were found.
3 Bronze Age burials were disturbed, these were presumably in a barrow.
4 Barrow, now destroyed. Finds include a large OHR urn of which a collar sherd survives, together with two plain vessels and one decorated vessel.
5 Dating confirmed as Bronze Age.