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Harelaw Burn Iron Age settlement (Cheviotside)

On the edge of a promontory above the Harelaw Burn, stands an Iron Age settlement. As well as the natural steep slopes, manmade defences have been built around the south so it is protected from all sides. These comprise of a ditch up to 6m wide and an internal bank up to 9m wide. In the width of the bank, near the entrance, is a hut circle. Traces of another building lie on the other side of the entrance and are probably medieval or later in date. Part of the settlement has been farmed in medieval times as there are remnants of ridge and furrow cultivation inside the enclosure. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3056
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
UNCERTAIN
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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