Keys to the Past

Bronze Age cist (Bowsden)

In 1963 ploughing at Bowsden West Farm revealed a large stone. When this stone was moved a Bronze Age cist was discovered underneath. It was built from slabs of sandstone and contained some fragments of pottery in one corner. It was possible to put some of the pottery back together and partially reconstruct two urns. No human remains were found in the cist.

Reference number:N2384
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bowsden

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