Fenton Hill Camp (Doddington)
The remains of an Iron Age hillfort stand on Fenton Hill. It has three ramparts and is oval in plan. Archaeologists excavated part of the hillfort in the 1970s and this work showed that the fort's defences were built in three phases. The earliest structure was a palisaded enclosure built in the Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age date. This was replaced by a single earthen rampart, revetted with timber on its front face, and a ditch. The final phase saw the middle and outer ramparts built. Inside the hillfort, two timber round houses were excavated. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|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 Doddington
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