Keys to the Past

Report of an Iron Age settlement (Kielder)

Near a place formerly known as Hitch Hill Wood, a 19th century writer saw an oval-shaped enclosure surrounded by a bank. This may be the remains of a settlement built between approximately 2500 and 3000 years ago, during a period archaeologists call the Iron Age. The location of the enclosure is now within the Kielder Forest, and archaeologists think it may have been destroyed by tree planting.

Reference number:N6257
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; D A Davies
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1977; I S Sainsbury



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder


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