Keys to the Past

Ardmarks at Milfield Airfield (Ewart)

Some six trenches were excavated on the western side of Milfield Airfield in 1997. Two of the trenches revealed a criss-cross pattern of prehistoric ardmarks. A bigger area was then excavated and more ardmarks were found. They survived as narrow irregular grooves in the ground, spaced about 200mm to 400mm apart, and were roughly parallel to each other. This area of ardmarks is probably the most extensive yet discovered in Northumberland.

Reference number:N2122
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Event(s):EXCAVATION, Archaeological Excavation at the Maxway Production Facility, Milfield, Northumberland 1997; GEOQUEST ASSOCIATES
TRIAL TRENCH, Archaeological Evaluation at the Maxway Production Facility, Milfield, Northumberland 1997; GEOQUEST ASSOCIATES

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ewart


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