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Cist burial at Cornhill (Cornhill-on-Tweed)

When the old chapel at Cornhill was demolished in the mid-18th century a cist was discovered. It was made of large slabs of stone and measured 8 feet (2.4m) long. Inside were parts of a human skeleton and two pottery urns. The site was covered and built on with St Helen's Church in about 1752.

Reference number:N724
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cornhill-on-Tweed


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