Keys to the Past

Lookout Plantation Bronze Age settlement (Ford)

At Lookout Plantation, an unenclosed Bronze Age round house was first noted from aerial photographs taken as part of a survey for a British Gas pipeline. It was subsequently excavated in 1980 during the construction of the Simprim to Corbridge section of the Frigg IV gas pipeline. The excavation revealed four main elements: an apparent heptagonal slot or outer ring with a south-west facing entrance and timber porch structure enclosing an inner ring of seven post-holes. Inside this ring were several 'pit-like' features and an alignment of stakeholes. Five fragments of pottery were recovered and a polished stone axe. Radiocarbon dating produced a variety of dates from different features, ranging from 1460BC to 1140BC. The site is one of a small number of second millennium BC unenclosed settlement sites recorded in northern Northumberland.

Reference number:N1880
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.




See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ford


Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.