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Gallowsclough Cob

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Gallowsclough Cob</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Northwich (9km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ570713 / Sheet: 117
Latitude:53° 14' 11.84" N
Longitude:   2° 38' 39.59" W

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<b>Gallowsclough Cob</b>Posted by postman


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Gallowsclough Cob is a bronze age barrow (or the low mound that remains of one) on top of Gallowsclough Hill. When it was excavated a cremation was found in the centre; the mound had been reused for an interment later on too. During building it was kerbed with turf. A 'cob' is a lump of something - I guess before ploughing this site was a bit more of a bump.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th June 2004ce
Edited 11th June 2004ce