Fairy Hole, Warton, Lancashire

NGR: SD 4968 7294


SMR: -

NCI: 2072

Excavation: J.W. Jackson, 1910; Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club, 1954-62.

Curation: Lancaster Museum.

Burials: MNI: 2+

Finds: : Flint flakes, pottery, iron artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: -


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