Keys to the Past

Bolam Low House (Belsay)

This large rectangular earthwork is about 40m square and marked out by a ditch on all four sides. The entrance is in the centre of the eastern side. There is no sign of any occupation inside the site. On the western side the enclosure has been damaged by a modern drainage channel. There is no direct dating evidence for this site, but similar sites in Northumberland are believed to have been used during the Roman period.

Reference number:N10572
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

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Belsay

Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.