Keys to the Past

West Hills (Rothbury)

This is a large Iron Age hillfort standing on the edge of a hill overlooking the Coquet valley. It is roughly circular in shape and has several ramparts, with a ditch between them. The original entrance was probably through a series of gaps on the eastern side. In the north-west the ramparts have been completely flattened by ploughing. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2840
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Land at West Hills Farm, Rothbury, Northumberland: Watching Brief 2011; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
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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