Keys to the Past

Bronze Age burial cairn at Ray Fell (Kirkwhelpington)

Over 3000 years ago, in what archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people buried their dead in stone-lined cists inside cairns. This cairn is built of earth and stone, with two rings of stone forming kerbs around it.

Reference number:N9479
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington


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