Keys to the Past

Edgehouse earthwork (Belsay)

This rectangular earthwork covers about 0.25 acre in area. It has an east facing entrance with two slight depressions within the enclosure either side of it. No other internal features can be seen. It is upstanding but in poor condition. It is quite similar to a group of sites in Northumberland believed to be of Roman date, though these usually contain hut circles.

Reference number:N10568
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Belsay


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