Keys to the Past

Turf Knowe (Ingram)

This stone cairns stands on a natural hill overlooking Ingram and the mouth of the Breamish valley. It was excavated between 1994 and 1996- this revealed a horseshoe-shaped setting of stones containing a hearth. This was dated to AD500 by radiocarbon dating. A low platform of stones lay to the north of this hearth. Two stone-lined graves were found in the western part of the mound in a large put. They contained a piece of flint tool and an iron spear tip. Another burial was discovered nearby. This is a scheduled monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3091
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ingram


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