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Defended settlement west of West Brizlee (Denwick)

The remains of an Iron Age defended settlement lie at the end of a promontory overlooking the River Aln. The settlement survives as an earthwork and comprises an enclosure, originally circular in shape, but now partly overlain by the parkland road called Moorlaw Drive. The enclosure measures about 54m by 32m across and is surrounded by two earthen ramparts and two ditches. The entrance lies through the east side and a causeway has been built across the ditches. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N4453
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Denwick


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