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Defended settlement (Edlingham)

An Iron Age defended settlement lies on the lower northern slopes of Rimside Moor. It is irregular in shape and enclosed by a rampart. This is still a substantial earthwork and in places and stands over 2m high. Around the western side is a large ditch and a second, smaller rampart. It is thought that the defences on the eastern side were never finished as there is no trace of the ditch or outer bank. There is an entrance through the south side into which a hollow way leads from the hillside beyond. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2758
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 Edlingham


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