Keys to the Past

Defended Settlement (Belsay)

This oval shaped earthwork is surrounded by two ramparts. A gap in the south-east corner is probably the original entrance. Inside, there are the foundations of a medieval tower. The site is now heavily overgrown by shrubs and trees. The enclosure was

Reference number:N10577
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Belsay

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