Keys to the Past

Hetha Burn defended settlement and trackways (Kirknewton)

These are the remains of a Roman period settlement. They stand on the lower slopes of Great Hetha. The Iron Age settlement appears to have had two periods of use. First, a rectangular enclosure was dug, but this was replaced by a second circular enclosure cut into the hill slope. Traces of several hut circles can be seen within these enclosures. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N636
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
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
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey
FIELD SURVEY, A note on scooped enclosures in Northumberland

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton


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