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Bronze Age cist found near Glanton Pike (Glanton)

In 1716 a workman discovered a Bronze Age cist near Glanton Westfield, now known as Glanton Pike. The cist, or stone-lined grave, measured about 90cm long by 60cm wide but was empty. However, three more cists were found a little later when some uneven ground was being levelled and each of these contained two pottery urns, together with charcoal and burnt bones. As well as these finds two more urns were found nearby. Unfortunately all the pottery urns fell to pieces when they were moved or were already broken.

Reference number:N3231
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Glanton


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