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Defended settlement south of West Brizlee (Denwick)

An Iron Age defended settlement lies on a north-west facing slope. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure measuring 40m by 44m across. A ditch and substantial rampart of earth and stone surrounds the settlement and stands up to 1.8m high. The entrance lies in the south-east side. The remains of a possible round house were exposed in the later 20th century in a hollow probably created by a fallen tree. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N4452
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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