Keys to the Past

Burial Mound on Ford Common (Ford)

In the 19th century a Bronze Age burial mound on Ford Common was excavated. It measured 14ft in diameter by 1-1/2ft high, was made of earth and stones, and contained three human cremations. One of the cremations was buried with an urn and four jet beads, which are now in the British Museum. Since then, Ford Common has been considerably quarried and no visible trace of the burial mound appears to have survived.

Reference number:N1945
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ford


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