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Noon Hill Material

circa 2000 BC

This cremation urn and associated material was found during excavations at Noon Hill.

Noon Hill is a Bronze Age round cairn, or burial mound, located on Rivington Moor, north of Bolton.

The finds date back to the Bronze Age, around 4000 years ago.

The main cremation was found in a stone box called a cist. Also found in the cairn were numerous flint flakes, and three sandstone balls, the purpose of which is unknown.

The cairn was excavated twice by Bolton and District Archaeology Society (now Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society), first in 1958 and secondly in 1963/64.

It was first given scheduled ancient monument status in June 1959 following the societies excavations the previous year.