Burnt Mound c300m NE of Blind Lane

Description of this historic site

The site of a burnt mound dating to the Prehistoric period. It is located 800m 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 During 1990, the route of the Birmingham Airport Link pipeline was altered to avoid this and adjacent monuments. The eventual route was observed during topsoil and trenching. No features or finds of interest were identified.

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