Keys to the Past

Bamburgh Bowl Hole early medieval cemetery (Bamburgh)

Excavations at the early medieval cemetery in Bamburgh. Photo Northumberland County Council.
Excavations at the early medieval cemetery in Bamburgh. Photo Northumberland County Council.

This site is a large, natural hole in the sand dunes, known as Bowl Hole. In the 19th century blowing away of sand revealed a number of early medieval burials. Excavations by archaeologists since 1997 have revealed over 100 individuals and about another

Reference number:N5252
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Early Bronze Age (2600BC to 1600BC)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; D Smith
FIELD OBSERVATION, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
EXCAVATION, Bowl Hole Long Cist Cemetery 1998; BC RESEARCH GROUP
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Bamburgh Bowl Hole Anglian Cemetery, Bamburgh, Northumberland. Geophysical surveys 2006; Archaeological Services Durham University
FIELD SURVEY, North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment - Phase 2 2010; Archaeological Research Services
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Two sites within Bamburgh Village 2014; Bamburgh Research Project



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bamburgh


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