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Ballacannell Urn Burial

Period: Bronze Age

NGR Easting: 243300

NGR Northing: 482780

Description: Bronze Age pottery.

A bipartite Bronze Age urn was found in 1905 on Ballacannell farm, about 400m SE of Lonan parish church, close to the main road leading to Laxey.

PMC Kermode (director of the Manx Museum 1922-32) recorded the discovery of the pot (1930) and marks the findspot a little to the north of the Wesleyan Methodist chapel on his annotated OS map of antiquarian discoveries and observations. The grid reference provided reflects Kermode's annotation.

The Revd Canon J Quine recorded that the urn was found at 'an altitude of 330 foot at 2 foot below the surface from an outcrop in gravelly sub-soil, supported by a scrap of slate'. It was also reported that the pot was resting on another slab of stone.

No trace of a burial mound or cist was noted at the time of the discovery, and no such feature has subsequently been recognised in the locality.

The pot is in the Manx Museum collections, accession no. 1954-1650.

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Site & Monument Type: burial

Category: National Monuments Record: Archaeological Sites [single-site]

Site ID number: 0667.00

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