Keys to the Past

Burial mound (Ford)

A burial mound 16ft in diameter and 2-1/2ft high was excavated in 1863. Four urns, an incense-cup, a bronze pin and a calcined bone pin were found. Above the urn burials were found a long necked beaker, an overhanging rim urn, and a flint chip. The finds are now in the British Museum. The site today looks like a flat topped circular mound about 5m in diameter and 0.4m high. Unlike many burial mounds, this example is not surrounded by a ditch. The site is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2380
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ford


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