VIDEO: First look at rare Iron Age finds unearthed in Pocklington

Pocklington was in the media spotlight recently when some of the rare and fascinating Iron Age discoveries recently unearthed in the town went on display.

A variety of exciting finds have been discovered at what was an Iron Age settlement on Burnby Lane, where developer David Wilson Homes is building 77 new houses.

The Iron Age sword discovered at the site in Pocklington

The Iron Age sword discovered at the site in Pocklington


A sword with an iron blade and a wooden scabbard and a narrow blade spearhead, which was placed with a burial, were among the significant discoveries that were on display at a media conference at David Wilson Homes’ Pavilion Square development.


The narrow blade spearhead is the first to be found in East Yorkshire and the first one to be discovered in Britain with a burial. Four others have been found in the south of England but none with a burial.


In addition to the prehistoric weapons, jewellery including bangles and brooches have been discovered. Some bangles were found around the wrists of the skeletons.

A narrow blade spearhead has also been unearthed

A narrow blade spearhead has also been unearthed