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Moated site and medieval settlement (Cheviotside)

A large, square enclosure lies at the foot of Dod Hill. It measures about 85m across with a stone-faced bank of earth and stone, a ditch, and counterscarp bank around it. The main bank stands 2.5m high and the ditch is 3m deep. There is an entrance through the east side and inside the enclosure are the remains of a later medieval settlement in the form of a longhouse. Nearby is a contemporary field system. Survey by English Heritage has suggested the settlement is of Iron Age date. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1757
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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