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Shield on the Wall settlement (Newbrough and Fourstones)

Faint traces of a probable Roman native enclosed settlement have been identified on aerial photographs. Two or three probable hut circles lie near the edge of an ill-defined enclosure which occupies the site where various finds were discovered in the 19th century. The enclosure lies at the edge of an area of broad ridge and furrow cultivation. Aerial photographs show several linear banks which clearly pre-date the medieval ploughing and which may represent the remains of a contemporary Roman field system.

Reference number:N12600
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones


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