Keys to the Past

Iron Age defended settlement on Beanley Moor (Hedgeley)

This Iron Age defended settlement is surrounded by the remains of a stone and earth bank. These earthworks defended the occupants against attack, and formed stock enclosures for holding animals. The remains of several round houses can be seen as earthworks inside the settlement. This Iron Age defended settlement is a Scheduled Monument, protected by law. Aerial photographs have also shown evidence of an earlier rectangular enclosure, partly overlain by the settlement.

Reference number:N3148
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Prehistoric (500000BC to 43AD)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hedgeley


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