Keys to the Past

Prehistoric Burial Mounds (Beadnell)

Two cairns, mounds of stone, were found on Beadnell Links in 1970.They were between 4m and 7m wide. One contained a simple stone-lined grave, whilst the other contained a larger grave with the remains of at least nineteen individuals. The only dateable find was a Romano-British bronze brooch. This second grave is very unusual, and may have been a Bronze Age burial re-used in the Iron Age or Roman period.

Reference number:N5788
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Beadnell


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