Camp south-east of Wagtail Farm (Cartington)
An Iron Age and Romano-British settlement stands on gently sloping moorland just above steep slopes down to the River Coquet. Although the settlement is overlooked to the south it stands in a commanding position above the valley. The settlement is surrounded by two banks, or ramparts, of earth and stone with a ditch between. Around the south side there is also a ditch around the outer edge of the rampart. There is an entrance through the eastern rampart. Inside, the settlement has been scooped on one side and this area is enclosed by a small bank. Two hut circles stand on raised platforms and are probably Romano-British in date. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)
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 Cartington