Defended Settlement and Field Boundary on Horsley Hill
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County Council (Unitary)
Northumberland County Council
SE093093 (409275, 566242)
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A curvilinear enclosure of Iron Age date, situated in a prominent location on the highest part of Horsley Hill. Visible as the remains of a single, slight stone and earth rampart, 60 m in length and 47 m wide. For much of its circuit, the rampart is visible as a slight scarp or as a low spread bank, but where it is best preserved on the north west side it measures a maximum of 9 metres wide and stands up to 0.5 metres high. On the western side of the enclosure there are traces of a surrounding ditch measuring 7 metres wide which it is thought originally continued around the south side where it has become infilled. The northern and eastern sides of the enclosure are protected by natural slopes beyond the rampart. There is a clear entrance through the eastern side of the enclosure. Scheduled.
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