Keys to the Past

Midden near Jenny Bell's Well (Holy Island)

Near Jenny Bell's Well is a medieval and post-medieval midden. Two bronze rings were found here in about 1900 and since then it has been partly excavated in the 1980s. The main deposit fills a fault in the bedrock and boulder clay and midden

Reference number:N5343
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1964; R D Loader
FIELD OBSERVATION, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Holy Island


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