Keys to the Past

The Carts settlement and field system (Simonburn)

This is a five-sided enclosure on the crest of a hill overlooking the Hopeshield Burn. It is marked by a low bank with an entrance midway through the north-east facing side. At least one hut circle is visible in the interior. It is probably the remains of a Roman period settlement.

Reference number:N12630
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Prehistoric (500000BC 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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Simonburn


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