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Romano-British farmstead and field system 320m north east of Rede Bridge (Bellingham)

This farmstead and field system are Romano-British in date and are situated in a commanding position above the River Rede. The farmstead is sub-rectangular in plan, measures 53m by 46m, and is defined by a ditch and bank. The entrance lies through the south side and is carried across the ditch on a causeway. The inside of the farmstead was partly excavated in 1957 and revealed the stone foundations of a circular house. Outside the east side of the farmstead are the low remains of a field system stretching down to the River Rede. It survives as a series of field walls which create small rectangular plots. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8065
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC 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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bellingham


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