Keys to the Past

Iron Age Settlement (Tritlington and West Chevington)

The Archaeological Practice excavating at Chevington chapel in 1997. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
The Archaeological Practice excavating at Chevington chapel in 1997. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

This is the site of the medieval chapel of Chevington. It was in ruins by 1715. The graveyard was used for burials up to the early 19th century. The chapel was partly excavated in 1992; the remains of the nave, chancel and porch were found. It was probably built in the late 12th century AD. Over 72 burials were also uncovered. Excavation revealed evidence for the construction processes, such as a lime kiln and a bronze and lead smelting hearth. The font was found buried beneath a stone plinth. Beneath the chapel, the slight traces of an Iron Age settlement were found. At least four round houses were found, as well as a surrounding ditch.

Reference number:N11859
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Tritlington and West Chevington


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