Keys to the Past

Two Bronze Age barrows and a cairn at Kirkhaugh (Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)

Between approximately 3000 and 4000 years ago, in what archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people buried their dead in two barrows and a cairn at Kirkhaugh. The barrows were excavated in 1935. One barrow contained a burial with a pot, a gold earring and some flint tools. The other contained a cremation burial in a pot. Now in the Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Reference number:N6300
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Burnstones - Slaggyford - Ayle OHL refurbishment, near Kirkhaugh: phase 1 Underbank and Kirkside Wood, between Kirkhaugh and Ayle 2009; Pre-Construct Archaeology
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Kirkhaugh Cairn 2014; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh

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