Keys to the Past

The Kettles (Wooler)

This is the site of an Iron Age and Roman settlement. A large earthwork stands on a north-west running promontory. The site is divided into two sections by triple ramparts. The steep natural slopes have been topped by a single rampart of earth and stone. There are also the remains of earth banks dividing the enclosure. At the south-east end of the site is an additional rampart and a narrow opening which led down to the seat-like rock called the King's Chair and to a spring below called the Kettle. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1546
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
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 Wooler

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