Keys to the Past

Hepburn Bell Iron Age enclosure (Tillside)

On the top of Hepburn Bell is a prehistoric earthwork. It is probably Iron Age in date and comprises one rampart, or bank, which forms an oval enclosure. The rampart survives as an upstanding feature about 0.5m high. In medieval times the enclosure has been ploughed and the remains of ridge and furrow cultivation can be seen across it.

Reference number:N3599
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey



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


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