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Romano-British farmstead north-east of Sharpley (Simonburn)

This is the site of a Roman period farmstead, standing on the end of a low ridge. A single bank of earth and stone surrounds the small rectangular enclosure. There is a large gap in the north-east corner which may have been an entrance. It is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7890
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 Simonburn


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