Keys to the Past

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.

Reference number:N5361
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
UNCERTAIN
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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Holy Island


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