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Summit of Noon Hill

Source: geograph

Noon Hill, on the border of the boroughs of Chorley, Blackburn with Darwen and Bolton in North West England, is part of the West Pennine Moors. It is 380 metres (1,247 ft) high, and at its summit is a Bronze Age burial mound listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, dating to somewhere between 2000 and 700 BCE.[1]

The burial mound has been excavated twice,[1] first in 1958 and then in 1963/4, by the Bolton and District Archaeology Society (now the Bolton Archaeology & Egyptology Society).[2] Those excavations revealed the remains of three cremated people, interpreted as those of an adult male, an adult female and a child. The remains of several secondary cremations were also discovered, alongside flint tools including barbed and tanged arrowheads, scrapers and a knife.[1]

The cairn has survived reasonably well despite the excavations, and it is believed that further interments and associated grave goods may still exist within it, and on the old land surface beneath.[1]

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Bolton Archaeology & Egyptology Society. (n.d.). Noon Hill. Retrieved from http://boltonaes.co.uk/archive/projectarchive/noonhill.html
English Heritage. (n.d.). Round cairn on Noon Hill. Retrieved from https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1008905