Camp at Ewesley station


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Late Neolithic
Oval Enclosure

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Northumberland County Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE058058 (405831, 592683)

WGS84 Coordinates

55.2283, -1.90832

Nearest Postcode

NE61 4PH

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A sub-circular enclosure surviving as an earthwork, comprising a bank with inner ditch and traces of an outer ditch. External diameter is 140 metres by 130 metres. There is an entrance on the western side. It is unclear if another entrance existed on the opposite side as this part of the earthwork is cut through by an old railway line. Ridge and furrow occurs both inside and outside the enclosure. Interpretation is problematical. Traditionally it has been regarded as a defensive or stock enclosure of Iron Age date. Suggestions that it may be a henge have been rejected by Jobey and also by Harding, the latter preferring to see it as a "defended or domestic site". No dating evidence is known from the site, and no excavation appears to have ever occurred. The site is scheduled.

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