Keys to the Past

Houseledge West (Black Law) Unenclosed Settlement (Akeld)

This settlement dates to the Early Bronze Age. It consists of a series of hut circles spread along the foot of a slope along the edge of Black Law above a deeply cut ravine. The settlement is surrounded by a system of fields and a cairnfield. The re

Reference number:N1572
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):EXCAVATION, Excavations on Black Law 1979; BURGESS, C B
EXCAVATION, Houseledge West settlement 1981



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Akeld


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