Keys to the Past

Dunstan Hill (Newton-by-the-Sea)

View of the defended settlement on Dunstan Hill with reconstructed round house, Newton-by-the-Sea. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
View of the defended settlement on Dunstan Hill with reconstructed round house, Newton-by-the-Sea. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

These are the remains of an Iron Age settlement on Dunstan Hill. It has been made by cutting into the natural slope of the hill and adding a small inner rampart. The resulting enclosure is roughly oval in shape. On the north-east side is a ditch. There are two possible entrances on the east and south sides. The site is overlain by medieval ridge and furrow. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5028
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):MANAGEMENT SURVEY, Doxford Hall: Historic Landscape Survey 2003

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newton-by-the-Sea


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