West Hill camp (Kirknewton)
These are the remains of a large Iron Age hillfort. The earliest occupation here may have been Bronze Age and there are the slight remains of a bank and ditch that may belong to this period. The main defences of the hill fort are now a large tumble of turf-covered stones running along the edge of the natural slope. In places, this bank has a stone facing. There are signs of an entrance in the east side. Traces of a number of hut circles can be seen within the enclosure, which probably date to the Roman period. A large outer enclosure surrounds the site and a small settlement is built into its bank. These are probably also of Roman date. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||MEASURED SURVEY, An Iron Age Hillfort and it environs on West Hill, Northumberland 2000; ENGLISH HERITAGE|
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey
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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton
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