Keys to the Past

Ward Law prehistoric settlements (Alwinton)

This small Iron Age village on a ridge above Wardlaw Burn was later the site of another Romano-British village. A roughly oval earth bank surrounded the earlier site. Inside it were the possible remains of a number of houses. Overlying this enclosure was a rectangular bank containing the traces of more houses. This is believed to be a Roman period settlement. Nearby is a small patch of cord rig, the traces of prehistoric ploughing. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N515
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Alwinton


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