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Roman period native farmstead on Beanley Moor (Hedgeley)

Earthworks are all that remain of a Roman period native farmstead on Beanley Moor. The enclosure is made up of a stone and earth bank inside a ditch which forms a rectangular enclosure. Inside the enclosure, the ruined remains of three stone-walled round houses are visible. The native farmstead at Beanley Moor is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N4366
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960
FIELD SURVEY, Beanley Estate Survey 1994; NEWCASTLE CITY ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hedgeley


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