Prehistoric Settlement and Burnt Mound at Bleabeck Washfold

County Durham

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Bronze Age
Hut Circle

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Durham County Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Bishop Auckland

Grid Reference

SJ873873 (387295, 527379)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.6413, -2.19688

Nearest Postcode

DL12 0EP

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Bronze Age hut circle settlement and adjacent burnt mounds. The settlement concists of at least two hut circles. The largest is 13 metres in diametre with walls 2.5 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. To the south west is another hut circal 5 metres wide. There are other walls and enclosures including a rectangular enclosure which may be contemporary or the result of the reuse of the site in the post medieval period (see NY 82 NE 23). The burnt mounds are two grass covered heaps if of burnt and cracked stones with a hollow between the 2 metres wide. The mounds measure 15 metres by 6 metres and 1 metre high and 6 metres by 3 metres and 1 metre high. Scheduled.

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