Keys to the Past

Romano-British Settlement on Coldberry Hill (Akeld)

These two adjoining enclosures sit on the south-east slope of Coldberry Hill. The larger enclosure is built from a bank formed of earth and rubble with occasional boulders. To the south-west, the smaller enclosure is marked by a low earth bank. At least two hut circles can be seen within the main enclosure. In the north-west corner of the site a raised platform can be seen, which may also be the base for a building. No hut-circles or platforms can be seen in the smaller enclosure which suggests that it may have been used for keeping cattle or sheep. Slight earth and stone banks can be seen running from the junction of the two enclosures and are probably part of an early field system. This type of enclosed site usually dates from the Roman period in Northumberland. This is a Scheduled Monument, protected by law.

Reference number:N1553
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Akeld

Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.