Possible Round Barrow at Knightlow Hill

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible round barrow, a mound of earth usually built to conceal a burial. The barrow probably dates to the Bronze Age. It is visible as an earthwork and is situated at Knightlow Hill.

Notes about this historic site

1 Knightlow Cross (PRN 4274) stands on a tumulus.
2 Notable examples of tumuli in Warwickshire include ‘Ruyton (Knightlow)’.
3 ‘A decided mound’.
4 Scheduled as Warwickshire Monument No 43.
5 Nothing found to support theory that the mound is a tumulus and its construction may be contemporary with the cross.
6 ?Barrow.
7 Scheduling information.
8 Dating confirmed as Bronze Age.

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