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Roman period settlement on Brands Hill (Cheviotside)

This settlement was built in Roman times by the native people of Northumberland. It has two enclosures, both deeply scooped into the hillside, and one of which has traces of a prehistoric hut circle. The other enclosure was probably used to keep livestock. The enclosures survive as earthworks and are surrounded by a bank 3m wide and up to 1m high in places. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1739
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside

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