Keys to the Past

Iron Age or Roman settlement near Horsley Wood (Ovingham)

An aerial photograph the field immediately west of Horsley Wood shows cropmarks and earthworks. This is all that remains of a roughly rectangular enclosure, containing a round house. This site is probably an Iron Age or Roman settlement.

Reference number:N10127
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1961; J L Davidson
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; R W Emsley



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ovingham


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