Keys to the Past

Ros Castle (Tillside)

Ros Castle (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
Ros Castle (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

This Iron Age settlement stands in a commanding position on the highest hill in the area. It is defended by one rampart made of earth and stone, with a ditch around the south and east sides. There are two possible entrances, in the north-east and south-west sides. Inside the hillfort are the remains of two circular depressions which may be the traces of hut circles. A stone wall runs through the settlement and on the east side of it is a platform of large stones suggested as the site of a medieval or post-medieval beacon. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3391
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; D Smith
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1974; E C Waight
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Chillingham Wild Cattle Park 2007



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside


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