Keys to the Past

Former site of Heathery Burn Cave, Stanhope (Stanhope)

During quarrying at this site between 1859 and 1872 a large hoard of Bronze Age objects were found in a deep cave. The material was recovered over many years and much of the earlier reported finds are untraceable. The hoard included two gold ornaments, many bronze rings, pins, spearheads, swords, axes, armlets and a bucket. Those parts of the hoard, which have survived, are now in the British Museum.

Reference number:D42
Historical period: Early Bronze Age (2600BC to 1600BC)
Late Bronze Age (1200BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Stanhope


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