Keys to the Past

Fawdon Hill Iron Age hillfort (Otterburn)

The summit of Fawdon Hill contains the remains of an Iron Age hillfort, also known as a defended settlement. The hillfort was defended by a ditch and a rampart, which can be seen today as earthworks. A circular bank of earth is all that remains of a wooden round house inside the hillfort. Outside the hillfort, cord rig cultivation marks the areas farmed by the Iron Age people who lived inside the hillfort. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8284
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Otterburn


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