Roman Period Native Settlement on South Eastern Slope of Hart Heugh, 490m North West of Carey Burn Bridge


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English Heritage

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Northumberland County Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SJ972972 (397152, 625291)

WGS84 Coordinates

55.5213, -2.04511

Nearest Postcode

NE71 6RE

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The earthwork remains of a Romano-British settlement situated on the south eastern slope of Hart Heugh, 490 metres north west of Carey Burn Bridge. The settlement is roughly circular in plan and measures 80 metres in diameter externally. It is enclosed by a bank of earth and stone up to 0.7 metres high externally and enhanced on the east side by a natural ravine. On the north side the settlement is terraced into the hillside with walls surviving to a maximum height of 1.5 metres. On the west side, facing stones are visible on both side of the enclosure bank. There is a 3 metre wide simple gap entrance on the south side with large boulders visible on each side. The interior is divided by a natural escarpment which runs north west to south east. This divides the site into two parts. The south west half contains the foundations of one rectangular building and another partly obscured by rubble. The site may have been reused in the medieval period as a farmstead. Scheduled.

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