Keys to the Past

16th century gun platform on Flodden Hill (Ford)

A well preserved redoubt or gun platform, was erected here by the Scots in 1513 in advance of the battle of Flodden Field. It was at the end of their entrenchment (now occupied by a shooting ride and obscured by trees) which appears to have extended westwards for 500 yards to another similar redoubt, which is almost ploughed out and only visible on aerial photographs.

Reference number:N1826
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1964; N K Blood
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1967; R W Emsley
EXCAVATION, Excavations on the Flodden battlefield site 2015; Northern Counties Archaeological Services

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ford

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