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Excavation of the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Friday 7th September 1900

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A view of the site, with bucket behind, noted "This is I believe N on plan of clay". The Iron Age cemetery in Harlyn Bay was excavated between 1900 and 1906. When digging foundations for a new house to be built, Mr Reddie Mallett had made an important archaeological discovery by finding a cist containing human remains. Excavations over the next 6 years found Harlyn Bay to be the largest Iron Age burial site in Cornwall. Bronze Age barrows had been discovered in 1864, on the west side of the bay, near the cliff edge, by a labourer digging a pond on land owned by Mr Hellyar. Photographer: H. Fox

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Media ID 19584209

Date: 24th October 2019

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.530483, -4.983143


Image Size: 9054 x 5952 Pixels

Filesize is 13.43MB

Associated Categories: St Merryn

Associated Categories: St Merryn

Keywords: archaeological digs, burials, cornish, graves, history, victorian archaeologists