Keys to the Past

Nessend Quarry (Holy Island)

A large number of prehistoric flint tools have been found at this site. Most of the flints are of Mesolithic date, and the site may have been a hunting or fishing site. Bronze Age flints have also been found here.

Reference number:N5360
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
FIELD SURVEY, North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment - Phase 2 2010; Archaeological Research Services



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Holy Island


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