Keys to the Past

Burnt mounds, Bolton Moor (Hedgeley)

Four mounds of burnt stones and charcoal lie near a dried out stream. Archaeologists think that these mounds may be the remnants of a process which used fire-heated stones to heat up water. These earthworks are now covered in peat and grass. The mounds are at least 2000 years old.

Reference number:N4399
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hedgeley


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