Keys to the Past

Old Bewick Camp (Bewick)

Old Bewick.
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1971.
Old Bewick. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1971.

Bewick Hill is crowned by an unusual hillfort. There are two small enclosures next to each other. They are semi-circular in shape, with their open sides against a steep cliff edge. A further larger rampart then surrounds these enclosures. Opposite the junction of the two forts are traces of a further ditch and bank. The west fort contains several hut circles and a large entrance 3m wide. The east fort contains a series of three low walls in the north-west quarter. It is thought that this hillfort belongs to the Iron Age, though the stone huts may date to the Roman period. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3605
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Old Bewick Hillfort, Old Bewick, Northumberland: archaeological recording 2012; Archaeological Services Durham University
PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING, Old Bewick Hillfort, Old Bewick, Northumberland: archaeological recording 2012; Archaeological Services Durham University
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bewick


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