Keys to the Past

Well House Farm cist (Bywell)

In 1980 a Bronze Age cist was discovered during ploughing at Well House Farm. Inside the cist were two pottery food vessels, a jet or shale bead, and flake of flint. A radiocarbon date was obtained which suggested the burial took place between 1925 and 1425 bc. The finds were donated to the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle.

Reference number:N9979
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bywell


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