Tyne and Wear HER(19033): Longbenton, Salters Lane - Details
Longbenton, Salters Lane
Religious Ritual and Funerary
This Early Bronze Age barrow was discovered during an excavation in advance of housebuilding. It was 28m in diameter, with a ring ditch measuring 2.5m wide and 0.5m deep. A primary fill contained hazelnut shell which was radiocarbon dated to the Early Bronze Age (1870-1640 cal BC). A secondary fill also contained hazelnut shell which was radiocarbon dated to the Early Iron Age (750-400 cal BC). Later fills were dated by finds to the post-medieval period. Within the ring ditch there were possible remnants of a mound and a series of cut features including multiple animal burrows. Others were interpreted as short gullies and pits with possible post settings. There were also a number of possible postholes.
ASDU, 2020, Land east of Salters Lane, Longbenton, Tyne and Wear: post-excavation assessment. ASDU report 5231.