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Romano-British farmstead (Birtley)

This is a Romano-British farmstead that lies above a steep slope down to the Linn Burn. Its location is quite defensive and it is surrounded on three sides by a bank and ditch; around the fourth side is a very slight bank above the steep natural slope. The entrance to the farmstead lies in the south side and leads inside to the remains of at least two hut circles. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7758
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley


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