Keys to the Past

Bronze Age cairns and Roman causeway, Shawdon, Hedgeley (Hedgeley)

Over 3000 years ago, in what archaeologists call the Bronze Age period, people buried their dead in stone-lined cists inside cairns. Eighteenth century workmen found human remains and pots in what would have once been a cairn. They also found a cist, which once would have held another burial. Nearby, a 19th century writer reports that the workmen also found a Roman causeway, and evidence of a `triangular' building. Modern archaeologists have not been able to check the accuracy of this report.

Reference number:N3235
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Hedgeley

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