Keys to the Past

Iron Age settlement (Eglingham)

The earthwork remains of an Iron Age defended settlement lie above the Charlton Burn. The enclosure is roughly triangular in plan. The natural defences on the south-west and north sides are supplemented by a manmade bank and ditch that also protect the remaining sides. Two original entrances lead into the enclosure where there is a linear bank, but no trace of house platforms or hut circles. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5032
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; J H Ostridge
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham


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