Keys to the Past

Prehistoric and medieval remains on Brands Hill (Cheviotside)

On the east and south-east slopes of Brands Hill is an extensive prehistoric landscape that contains an enclosure, unenclosed round houses and associated field systems and cairnfield. Additionally, there is a medieval shieling. The enclosure is the most prominent feature of the site and has massive dry stone walls up to 8m wide and 1.5m high. Although a later sheepfold has been built on it, the original walling can be seen in places and the inner and outer faces are visible. This structure has been likened to a Scottish dun. Two shielings lie next to this enclosure. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1747
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Field Survey in Northumberland 1979

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


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