Keys to the Past

Hazleton Rig Prehistoric Settlement (Alnham)

Traces of a simple circular house were seen on aerial photograph at this site. It was seen to be in a small rectangular field. Regular flights largely since the 1940s over England have helped find a large number of buried archaeological sites. These are usually seen in arable fields where crops growing over the top of buried sites show up the sub-surface features. This is caused by stony foundations or deep soil filled ditches causing the crops to grow slower or faster than the surrounding plants. Although simple sites like this are hard to date without further investigation, it is most likely that it belongs to the Bronze Age or Iron Age.

Reference number:N1357
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Field Survey in Northumberland 1979

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Alnham

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