Keys to the Past

Maiden's Bower, Durham City (Durham City)

Maiden's Bower round barrow, Durham
Maiden's Bower round barrow, Durham

This small round flat-topped mound stands on a natural sand hill. It was probably a Bronze Age (2300BC to 800BC) burial mound. The earliest records of the site are from 1346, when the relics of St Cuthbert were placed there during the Battle of Neville's Cross. A wooden cross stood there until 1569.

Reference number:D544
Historical period: Elizabethan (1558 to 1603)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1008843

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Durham City

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