Steel End (Holy Island)
This small site below the fort contains a large midden. The remains include animal bones, charcoal and flints. Scientists have also found the remains of rye, a kind of grain. The lowest levels of the midden are probably of late prehistoric date, though upper layers may be of Anglo-Saxon date. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
|Legal status:||Conservation area|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, The Heugh, Holy Island (NU 1295 4165). Archaeological Recording of Eroded Ground Surface 1995|
Source of Reference
Local History of Holy Island
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