Keys to the Past

Roman period settlement, field system and medieval shieling on Brands Hill (Cheviotside)

The settlement has two enclosures, two embanked enclosures probably for livestock, and the remains of four small enclosed fields or paddocks. The remains survive as earthworks and they survive up to 1m high in places. A number of round houses lie in the settlement enclosures as well as some that are attached to the outside of the enclosure bank and some that lie in paddocks. Later settlement on the site was in the form of medieval shielings and the remains of ridge and furrow cultivation also lie nearby and were associated with Middleton Old Town. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1730
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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