Keys to the Past

Bronze Age burial (Ancroft)

A mound of water-worn stones, about 18m wide and 8m high, stood about 250 m from the High Water Mark. It was opened in 1826 and found to contain several burials. In the centre was a stone-lined grave. In it was a burial with a bronze knife or dagger. This was almost certainly a Bronze Age burial mound. Nothing can be seen at the site now.

Reference number:N3968
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; D Smith

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ancroft

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