Keys to the Past

Enclosures south of Stannington Station (Stannington)

Aerial photographs of this site show the cropmarks of at least four enclosures, though all have been damaged by ploughing. They are roughly rectangular and have entrances on the eastern side. Excavations in 2004 and 2005 found the remains of a ditch and a stone quern was found on the topsoil. These are likely to be of Roman or Iron Age settlements.

Reference number:N11700
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
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
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Stannington Station STW 2003; Tyne and Wear Museums
TRIAL TRENCH, Proposed pipeline route, Stannington Station 2004; Tyne and Wear Museums
WATCHING BRIEF, Pipeline route, Stannington Station 2005; Tyne and Wear Museums

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Source of Reference
Local History of Stannington

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