Keys to the Past

Prickly Knowe enclosures (Ingram)

This site is surrounded by two earth ramparts, though both are badly damaged. Inside the enclosure the remains of several hut circles can be seen. The enclosure may have been divided into several smaller areas by slight earth banks. Excavations in the 19th century found the remains of prehistoric pottery, a green glass bead and a flint spearhead. The site was probably an Iron Age hillfort, though there are hints that there was some earlier Bronze Age occupation. It was probably also used in the Roman and medieval periods. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1332
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
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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