Keys to the Past

Cist burial (Ashington)

A Bronze Age burial was discovered near Ashington Colliery in 1894. The burial, which comprised a few fragments of bone, lay in a stone cist and was accompanied by a pottery vessel, or urn. Two other urns were also found nearby and all were donated to the Museum of Antiquities in Newcastle.

Reference number:N11666
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ashington


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