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.
|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
Source of Reference
Local History of Bewick
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