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Tosson Burgh (Whitton and Tosson)

Towwon Burgh hillfort.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Towwon Burgh hillfort. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Tosson Burgh is a hillfort of Iron Age date on a hill overlooking the Coquet valley. It is naturally defended by the steep hillslopes to the north and west. The site is oval in shape and is surrounded by an earth bank and, in places, a ditch. The main entrance is clearly visible on the southern side as a break in the ditch. Several prehistoric finds were found here in the late 19th and early 20th century. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2817
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 Whitton and Tosson

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