Keys to the Past

Roman Settlement (Kirknewton)

These are the remains of a Roman period settlement lying on the north-west slope of Easter Tor. There are two enclosures surrounded by an earth and stone bank. Each enclosure has an entrance in the north-east side. Another smaller enclosure is attached to the southern enclosure. This contains the foundations of a rectangular building. Several trackways run past the site. Nearby, stand the remains of two circular hut circles close to a further enclosure. These are Scheduled Monuments protected by law.

Reference number:N1410
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton

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