Keys to the Past

Fordwood Camp, Broomridge (Ford)

A probable Iron Age defended settlement was located on Broomridge. In 1867 it was possible to see that it was oval-shaped and defended on the north by two ramparts and to the south by steep natural slopes. The entrances were still visible in the 1920s and by the 1960s only faint traces of the ramparts were visible. The site of this defended settlement is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1948
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ford


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