Keys to the Past

Corby's Crags rock shelter (Edlingham)

A natural rock outcrop overlies a rock shelter that contains evidence of prehistoric activity. An excavation there in 1975 discovered Mesolithic flints and an Early Bronze Age cremation in a pottery vessel. In addition the upper surface of the shelter is decorated with a carved basin and a groove, markings that are probably associated with nearby cup and ring marked stones. The shelter also seems to have been used in more recent times as post-medieval clay pipes, glass, pieces of iron and ledges carved in the rock were also found.

Reference number:N4227
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)
Event(s):EXCAVATION, The Excavation of a Rock Shelter at Corby's Crags, Edlingham 1975

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Source of Reference
Local History of Edlingham


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