Great Hetha (Kirknewton)
This is a strongly defended Iron Age hillfort on the summit of Great Hetha. It is surrounded by two ramparts of earth and stone, partly formed by the natural slope. There is an entrance on the north-west side with traces of an in turned bank where it passes through the inner rampart. A small lambing pen of modern date has been built close to the entrance. This site is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton