Defended settlement (Eglingham)
The earthwork remains of an Iron Age defended settlement stand just below the summit of Buck Law. The roughly circular enclosure is 67m across and is surrounded by double ramparts and a ditch. Inside, the enclosure has been partly quarried but there are traces of fragmentary banks dividing the area. 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; E Geary|
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey
Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham
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