Apperley Dene fort

Northumberland

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Mesolithic

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Northumberland County Council

Parish

Broomley and Stocksfield

Parliamentary Constituency

Hexham

Grid Reference

SE056056 (405559, 558020)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.9168, -1.91327

Nearest Postcode

NE43 7SB

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Notes

The site of an alleged Roman fortlet. Earlier Mesolithic and Neolithic flints have been found on the site and there was reportedly a barrow near the site, which was removed. Originally interpreted as a Roman fortlet after excavations by Hildyard in 1951 the site was re-excavated in 1974-5 by K Greene and S Speak. Two phases of Roman occupation were found on the site; the first was a 2nd century AD timber hut circle within a double ditched enclosure and the second a 3rd to 4th century stone built phase. The site has been reinterpreted as a native Romano-British farmstead although a military role for the site has not been ruled out. The site is under pasture but earthworks are still visible.

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