Keys to the Past

Prehistoric house north of Barrow Cleugh (Alwinton)

These are the remains of a prehistoric round house. The narrow groove, which would have supported the wooden walls, can still be seen. Houses such as this were used from as early as 4000BC to possibly as late as the end of the Roman period (fifth century AD). This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N519
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Field Survey in Northumberland 1979

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Alwinton

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