Keys to the Past

Tree trunk coffins from Featherstone (Featherstone)

During the 19th century a group of Bronze Age coffins were found near Wydon Eals. Each of the coffins had been carved from a tree trunk. The first five coffins were found in 1825 when a swampy field was drained. Two more were found in 1859 and 1863, and others were located in 1869. Some of the coffins were presented to the Society of Antiquaries in Newcastle, and others to Featherstone Castle.

Reference number:N6123
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Featherstone


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