The tumulus is cordoned off with barbed-wire, but it is worthy of a visit. The bowl-shaped barrow, dating from the Bronze-Age, is roughly 20 metres in diameter, 0.5 in height with a fairly well defined ditch 2.5 metres across and about 0.5 metres in deepth. An outer bank is still visible at the south-west side. The tumulus is a round-shaped earthen mound now covered with tall grass and very tall trees growing around the edges of it. The barrow is fairly typical of a Bronze Age burial from 2,500-1,600 BC. When the site was excavated some collared earthen funery urns were dug up here - these were said to be of the Pennine type.
Half a mile to the north stands the earthwork known as Castle Haugh which is beside the eastern bank of the River Ribble close to the village of Paythorne. However, this earthwork is probably medieval in date, or so the historians believe.
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