Iron Age defended settlement at Howick (Longhoughton)
Howick Camp, Longhoughton. Photo © Tim Gates.
Reconstruction of Howick Iron Age settlement. Drawn by Terry Ball.
Between 2000 and 3000 years ago, during what people call the Iron Age, people built this defended settlement, sometimes known as a hillfort. The settlement is circular in shape, partially surrounded by a stone and earth rampart. Roman coins and fragments of iron sword blades were found at the settlement in the 19th century. Archaeologists discovered traces of two ditches surrounding the settlement during a geophysical survey in 2002. The settlement is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD|
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Howick Hillfort, Longhoughton 1997; Conservation Team
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Howick Hillfort Survey 2002; Howick Archaeology Project
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Iron Age defended settlement, Howick Haven 2002; TIMESCAPE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey
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Source of Reference
Local History of Longhoughton