Old Bewick Camp (Bewick)
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.
|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
Source of Reference
Local History of Bewick
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