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Broomhouse Common settlement (Featherstone)

A Roman period small farm lies on side of the South Tyne valley. It is almost square in plan and is surrounded by a bank and ditch. Inside the settlement are some yards and at least three round houses. Outside the settlement, a small mound may be the remains of a heap of stone cleared from a field or cultivated land. However, no other evidence of a field system were found.

Reference number:N6696
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1979; I S Sainsbury

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Featherstone

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