Prehistoric Defended Settlement 500m North West of West Holme House
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County Council (Unitary)
Durham County Council
SE025025 (402453, 519516)
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Remains of a prehistoric defended settlement, occupying the end of a steep-sided spur. The settlement is defined by a ditch with two flanking banks which enclose an area about 80 metres in diameter. There is a possible entrance on the north side. Within the enclosure are the remains of a rectangular building, visible as a slight depression. This is believed to represent later occupation of the site, probably in the early medieval period. Traces of possible ridge and furrow survive to the east of the building.
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