Roman Period Native Settlement and Medieval Shieling on East Slopes of Brands Hill, 1100m South East of Carey Burn Bridge


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Northumberland County Council



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Grid Reference

SJ983983 (398264, 624157)

WGS84 Coordinates

55.5112, -2.02749

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NE71 6RE

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An enclosed Romano-British enclosed settlement located on a prominent knoll on the lower slopes of Brands Hill. The settlement comprises a sub-circular enclosure, 54 metres in diameter, defined by a bank of earth and stone, 3 metres wide and up to 1.5 metres high. The inner and outer edges of the rampart are marked by large kerb stones and along the top of the rampart are several pointed orthostats. On the less well defended north east side there is an additional bank, now spread up to 6 metres wide and up to 1 metre high. Within the enclosure are around nine hut circles which measure between 5 metres and 8 metres in diameter. At the base of the knoll, on the south east side of the enclosure, is a rectangular structure 8 metres by 3 metres internally with walls 1 metre wide and 0.1 metre high. It is bisected by a later field wall and is interpreted as a medieval shieling. Scheduled.

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