Local History: Brancepeth

  • Description

    "he village of Brancepeth lies to the south-west of Durham. The parish was once very large, including the villages of Brandon, Byshottles, Helmington Row, Tudhoe Stockley and Willington, as well as Brancepeth. The earliest evidence of settlement in the area appears to date to the Neolithic period- the remains of a flintknapping site have been found. This is where the simple stone tools of the time would have been made. A number of flint tools have been found elsewhere in the parish through fieldwalking. This has included extensive evidence for Mesolithic activity, including flint knapping and arrow production. Apart from these flint objects, there is very little evidence for prehistoric settlement in the area. The one exception is the presence of a probable Bronze Age burial mound near Stockley Beck...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Detailsx?PRN=D6750
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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