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Medieval moated settlement near Outchester (Easington (Northumberland))

A pentagon-shaped earthwork is all that remains of a medieval moated farmstead just east of Outchester. During the 18th century, a dovecote was built on the site. This is now ruined. The farmstead and dovecote are a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5120
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960
TRIAL TRENCH, An Excavation at Outchester, Northumberland 1964
MEASURED SURVEY, An Excavation at Outchester, Northumberland 1964
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological watching brief at The Ducket, Outchester Farm, Belford, Northumberland 2007; Bamburgh Research Project

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Source of Reference
Local History of Easington (Northumberland)

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