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Promontory fort south-east of Middleton Dean (Cheviotside)

An Iron Age promontory fort stands on the edge of a terrace above the Southmiddleton Dean. This position gives steep natural defences on the north and east sides. The remaining sides are protected by a manmade rampart and ditch that today still stands 2.5m high. Inside the fort are two hut circles and a bank that divides the interior. Later sheep pens have been built against and into the rampart. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1753
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Recording Erosion Damage at Alnham, Castle Hills and Middleton Dene Hillforts, Northumberland 2005; The Archaeological Practice Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside

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