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Gallowshaw (Netherwitton)

These are the remains of two defended Iron Age settlements standing on the south-eastern slope of Gallowshaw Hill, overlooking the River Font. The western settlement is roughly oval in shape and surrounded by an earth bank. The other enclosure is similar in shape, but is also surrounded by a ditch. They are Scheduled Monuments protected by law.

Reference number:N11380
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 Netherwitton


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