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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.

Reference number:N4370
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



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham


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