Site of Possible Round Barrow at Brinklow

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a round barrow, a mound of earth built to conceal a burial, which probably dates from the Bronze Age. The site lies in the area of Brinklow Castle.

Notes about this historic site

1 The ‘ow’ in Brinklow may be derived from a tumulus.
2 In view of the place name and the fact that the road from the S is sited on the motte it is possible that before the castle mound was built there was a natural hillock here, possibly with a barrow on top.
3 Place name evidence; ‘hlaw’ was primarily a term used for artificial mounds.

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