Iron Age skeletons at house building site

The site off Burnby Lane in Pocklington, near to where Iron Age finds have been made.
The site off Burnby Lane in Pocklington, near to where Iron Age finds have been made.

Significant Iron Age finds have been made during an archaeological dig near a building site in Pocklington.

It is believed a number of skeletons within a cemetery featuring at least 10 square barrows, or burial mounds, have been discovered off Burnby Lane, near where developer David Wilson Homes is building 77 new houses.

The skeletons and barrows, which are surrounded by small square ditched enclosures, are thought to be from the Iron Age, which in Britain lasted from 800 BC until the time of the Roman conquest. This started in AD 43.

See this week’s (18 December) Pocklington Post for the full story.