Hethpool Stone Circle (Kirknewton)
This is a Neolithic stone circle standing at the head of the College Valley. The stones from a ruined circle to the south with a group of stones forming smaller clusters to the north. At least seven stones are lying in a fallen position. The stones to the north may once have formed a second circle. The site is overlain by ridge and furrow, probably of medieval date. This is the only known example of large stone circle from Northumberland. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, A Survey of College Valley, North Northumberland 1981; P Topping|
WATCHING BRIEF, Hethpool, Northumberland 2000; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton
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