Old Rothbury (Rothbury)
This hillfort and a number of house platforms stand on two rocky crags standing over the Coquet valley. The hillfort is roughly oval and has many defences. There is an inner rampart on all sides except the south-west where the steep slopes act as a defence. There is also an external ditch on the north and west. A second rampart stands on the north-east and south-west corners. There is an entrance through the double ramparts at the eastern end. A number of hut circles can be seen inside the fort. These remains are probably of Iron Age date. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
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 Rothbury
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