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Roman period settlement on Brands Hill (Cheviotside)

Brands Hill North Roman period settlements and multi-period field system. Photo © Tim Gates.
Brands Hill North Roman period settlements and multi-period field system. Photo © Tim Gates.

This settlement is one of five that together make up a Roman period village. It is an irregular-shaped enclosure with a single bank of earth and stones around it, which measures up to 4m wide and 2m high. This enclosing bank is the best preserved in the village, and the south-east facing entrance passage is revetted and has a paved floor. Inside the settlement is a hut circle, again with a paved entrance and the stone walls are at two courses high in places. The settlement and the village are also associated with a field system. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1717
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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