Keys to the Past

Brough Law hillfort (Ingram)

Brough Law hillfort. Photo © Northumberland County Council.
Brough Law hillfort. Photo © Northumberland County Council.

These are the remains of a circular earthwork on the highest part of the hill called Brough Law. There are good views of the surrounding country on all sides. The earthwork is made of stones, and in places there is a second, outer rampart. The original entrance was probably on the eastern side. The remains of several hut circles can be seen inside the enclosure. These are probably the remains of an Iron Age hillfort. It probably continued to be occupied during the Roman period, and an Anglo-Saxon knife was found here. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1282
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ingram

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