Keys to the Past

Prehistoric field boundary south of Sycamore Gap (Henshaw)

Just south of Sycamore Gap on Hadrian's Wall is an old field boundary. It is older than Hadrian's Wall and is prehistoric in date, possibly from the Bronze Age. It was definitely built before the Romans were here because a Roman road called the Military Way runs over the top of it. The boundary is about 1.2m wide and about 50 centimetres high. Another boundary also runs close to Sycamore Gap and may be of a similar date. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6676
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Henshaw

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