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 500BC 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.
|Historical period:||Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||EXCAVATION, The Ingram and Upper Breamish Valley Landscape Project 1995; Archaeological Services University of Durham|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Ingram
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