Keys to the Past

The Ringles defended settlement (Cheviotside)

Ramparts of The Ringles. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Ramparts of The Ringles. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

The Ringles is an Iron Age settlement defended by a series of three ramparts and a ditch. Inside the enclosure are at least four courtyards but no traces of hut circles are visible. Part of the enclosure has a later dry stone wall across it together with a complex of field banks and pens that are probably post-medieval in date. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1738
Historical period: 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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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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