Burnt Mound 60m NE of Blind Lane, Aspley Heath.

Description of this historic site

The site of a burnt mound dating to the Prehistoric period. It is located 900m south west of Tanworth in Arden.

Notes about this historic site

1 The site, when visited, comprised a layer of angular quartzite pebbles within a dark soil matrix, revealed as an exposure in the SE bank of the River Alne. The pebbles display signs of heat fracture. It seems likely that this site is similar to the excavated Burnt Mounds of the south Birmingham area, and could be Bronze Age in date.
2 Correspondence.
3 The proposed route of a pipe line was changed in 1990 to take account of this and adjacent monuments. The actual pipeline, upslope from the mound, was observed during construction, no features or finds of archaeological interest were recovered.

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