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Gallow Law Iron Age defended settlement (Alwinton)

This site is a defended Iron Age hillfort high on the summit of Gallow Law. Two large stone ramparts surround the a large area around the top of the hill. An entrance on the east side leads to the inside of the monument. Few remains can be seen inside the settlement, the foundations of a rectangular building can be seen, but this may be later in date.

Reference number:N1053
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Alwinton


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