Promontory fort east of Shipleymoor (Eglingham)
The earthwork remains of a small Iron Age fort stands on a promontory overlooking the Eglingham Burn valley. There are steep natural slopes on all except the north-east side, where two banks and ditches have been built as defences. This 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; J H Ostridge|
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey
Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham
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