Settlement on Hawkhirst Peninsula, Kielder Water (Falstone)
The remains of a Romano-British settlement lie on what is now the edge of Kielder Water, but was once a slope above the North Tyne valley. The settlement comprises an enclosure that measures 95m by 100m, surrounded by a ditch and inner and outer banks, or ramparts. There are two opposing entrances and, inside is a sunken yard and traces of a hut circle. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|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|
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Hawkhirst: Prehistoric Enclosed Settlement. An archaeological survey report 1998; RCHME
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Source of Reference
Local History of Falstone
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