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Kippy Heugh defended settlement (Easington (Northumberland))

Over 2000 years ago, during what archaeologists call the Iron Age, people lived in an oval-shaped enclosure at Kippy Heugh. The settlement was defended by a ditch and a rampart, which are still visible as earthworks. The remains of a stone round house can still be seen inside the enclosure. Kippy Heugh defended settlement, is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5121
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 Easington (Northumberland)


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