Keys to the Past

Standing Stone (Belsay)

The much weathered standing-stone can be seen on Bygate Hill. It stands over 1m high and is about 60cm square at ground level. It is made from a single large block of stone. Although quite common in other parts of the country, such standing stones which date to the Bronze Age are rare in Northumberland. This is a Scheduled Monument protected y law.

Reference number:N10238
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Belsay


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