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Iron Age settlement south-east of South Middleton (Cheviotside)

An Iron Age settlement stands on the summit of Foxes Knoll. A bank of earth and stone forms an irregular enclosure and there is an annexe on the west side. The bank was defensive and uses the steep natural slopes of the hill to good effect. The entrance to the settlement is through the north side and inside there are two areas separated by a bank with traces of at least one hut circle. These internal divisions of the settlement may date to the Roman period and show continued use of the site. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3487
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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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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