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Palisaded settlement on Bleakmoor Hill (Netherton with Biddlestone)

An Iron Age palisaded settlement lies on Bleakmoor Hill and consists of at least four timber houses inside an enclosure 60m by 50m in size. The enclosure can be seen as a clearly defined trench 1.5m wide by 0.4m deep which held a wooden palisade. The houses survive as shallow circular grooves between 7m and 11.5m in diameter. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1129
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Field Survey in Northumberland 1979
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Proposed Extension to Harden Red Stone Quarry, Biddlestone. 1995; Wardell Armstrong
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Harden, Northumberland 1995; Wardell Armstrong
TRIAL TRENCH, Harden Quarry, Bleakmoor 1996; Tyne and Wear Museums
TRIAL TRENCH, Harden Quarry, Bleakmoor. 1997; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS

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Source of Reference
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone

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