Keys to the Past

Benthall Cairn (Beadnell)

Two stone-lined graves were found here in 1934 when building a small hut. They were on the edge of a mound made of water-worn boulders, pebbles and sand. Both the graves contained bones. A Bronze Age pot was also found in one of them. In the Bronze Age burials were often placed in mounds of earth or stone such as this. Often these mounds contained more than one burial. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5781
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Whiterock Site, Benthall, Beadnell 2010; TWM Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Beadnell

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