Heiferlaw defended settlement and Second World War Zero Station, 100m north of Holywell (Denwick)
On the summit of Heifer Law is an Iron Age defended settlement. The settlement comprises a circular enclosure marked by two ramparts, or banks of earth and stone, and an outer ditch. There are two entrances to the settlement and inside a broad wall, 5m wide, forms a smaller compartment. In the mid-19th century, remains of hut circles were described both inside and outside the enclosure. The site is now planted with trees and these have obscured some details. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Denwick
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