Keys to the Past

Bewick Hill Moor Camp (Bewick)

Sited on the summit of a shoulder of land overlooking Harehope Burn, these earthworks include strong, natural defences on the north, east and south-east side. On these sides the naturally steep slopes have been altered to make them even more formidable. Two banks defend the weaker west side. The outer bank survives up 2.5m, and the ditch is in places up to 3m deep. Hillforts such as this site belong to the Iron Age. It is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3607
Historical period: 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; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bewick

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