Keys to the Past

Iron Age settlement at Gibbie's Knowe (Kielder)

Between approximately 2000 and 2500 years ago, during a period archaeologists call the Iron Age, people lived in a D-shaped enclosure surrounded by a turf-covered stone bank and a ditch. At least 1000 years later, during the medieval period, a rectangular building was built on the northern side of the settlement, with its wall built into the stony rampart. At some time in the medieval or post-medieval periods, a field wall was built which runs straight through the settlement. Gibbie's Knowe Iron Age settlement and the later structures are a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6233
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1977; S Ainsworth
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Gibbie's Knowe prehistoric enclosure, Tynedale, Northumberland 1998; RCHME
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder


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