Keys to the Past

Linhope Burn prehistoric settlement and field system (Ingram)

A number of prehistoric remains can be seen at this site. Traces of a Bronze Age settlement can be seen. This is thought to be the highest such settlement in the county. The remains of two stone hut circles can be seen. One of these joins an earlier stone field boundary. This boundary is part of a larger group of fields, including banks and boundaries. Some of the boundary banks are over 4m wide. Slight remains of prehistoric cord rig can also be seen. Nearby is a group of at least eleven rough stone clearance cairns. These well-preserved remains of a Bronze Age farmstead are a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1302
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ingram


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