Enclosure near Shawdon Wood House (Hedgeley)
This enclosure was built by farmers during what archaeologists call the Iron Age. It consists of a double bank and ditch earthwork and was probably used for holding animals. The fact that it has more than one bank and ditch, and that there is a small annexe just west of the main enclosure, means it could have been a settlement.
|Historical period:||Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Hedgeley
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