Lancashire Past

Lancashire History Website and Blog


Neolithic (New Stone Age)

Robin Hood Stone A huge prehistoric monolith stands in a Liverpool housing estate

The Calderstones Rare survivors from a Prehistoric burial chamber

Bronze Age

Two Lads, Horwich Two stone mounds stand on a ridge near Winter Hill. Why are they there?

Astley Hall Farm Bronze Age Burial Monument  A chance discovery reveals a prehistoric structure

Noon Hill Bronze Age Cairn, Rivington Excavation has revealed many of the cairn’s secrets

Winter Hill Bronze Age Cairn, Belmont The mound offers a glimpse into Bronze Age beliefs in the afterlife

Bog Burials

Red Moss Bog Body, Horwich  An ancient find becomes a focal point to save an endangered landscape

The Pilling Bog Body A Prehistoric burial that was believed to have been a murder victim from Georgian times

Iron Age Hillforts

Castercliff, Nelson An intriguing site that hints at attack and abandonment

Castlesteads, Bury A promontory fort, protected by a river and steep sides

Iron Age Hillforts later reused as Norman Castles

Rochdale Castle

Castle Stedes, Hornby

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