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Belling Law settlement, Kielder Water (Falstone)

This was a Romano-British settlement with a later farmstead built on top, excavated in 1975 before Kielder Water reservoir was flooded. There were several phases of occupation at the site. The first was a timber-built enclosure with a timber round house in the centre. This was replaced by a larger stone enclosure with at least two stone round houses inside. It may have been occupied until the second or third century AD. The site remained unoccupied until medieval times when, in the 13th century, another farmstead was built here. This was replaced in the 17th or 18th century by another farm buildings that may have been called Doubledykes. When the site was excavated prehistoric finds dating to the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods were also found.

Reference number:N6196
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)
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
MEASURED SURVEY, Iron Age and Later Farmsteads on Belling Law, Northumberland 1975

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Source of Reference
Local History of Falstone


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