Keys to the Past

Settlement on Queen's Crags (Simonburn)

This is rectangular enclosure with an east-facing entrance. It is probably a Roman period settlement. To the east are two field walls which run down the slope. On the crest of the ridge are traces of what might be cord rig cultivation.

Reference number:N12409
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates
FIELD SURVEY, North of Sewingshields Crags 2014; Altogether Archaeology

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Simonburn


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