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Bronze-age monolith discovered in Whixall 'of regional or national importance'

A BRONZE Age piece of artwork, suspected to be the oldest in Shropshire, has been discovered in Whixall.

The artwork, which has been carved onto a large Permio-Triassic new red sandstone block, shows markings that may connect it with burial chambers or sacred sites.

The discovery was made by James and Jasmine Dowley, of Whixall, while excavating a driveway.

The monolith is in a fine but weathered condition, and is thought to be potentially of regional and national importance.

Peter Reavill from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and local archaeologist Dr George Nash helped appraise the monolith, which is now up for auction later this year.

ryaner Posted by ryaner
19th July 2021ce

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