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Haw Hill Camp, Kielder Water (Falstone)

This was a rectilinear Romano-British settlement, excavated in 1976 before Kielder Water reservoir was flooded. The settlement seems to have had at least three phases of use. The earliest phases comprised a stockaded enclosure, each with a timber round house. In the latest phase, the enclosure was enlarged and built of stone with stone round houses inside. A number of prehistoric finds were discovered during the excavation, including Mesolithic flints, a Neolithic polished stone axe head, a leaf-shaped arrowhead, and sherds of a Bronze Age beaker, showing that there was earlier activity on the site.

Reference number:N6193
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960
EXCAVATION, Iron Age and Romano-British settlements on Kennel Hall Knowe, North Tynedale, Northumberland (1976) 1976

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Source of Reference
Local History of Falstone


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