Iron Age enclosure on Lewie Knoll (Kielder)
Between approximately 2000 and 2500 years ago, during a period that archaeologists call the Iron Age, people built an enclosure on the north-east facing slopes of a hill, overlooking the North Tyne and Lewie Hope valleys. The enclosure was surrounded by a bank, which is all that can be seen today. The enclosure may have been a defended settlement or an enclosure only used as a place of safety from time to time.
|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; S Ainsworth
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder
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