Keys to the Past

Settlements and field system north-east of Burntshield Haugh (Blanchland)

The earthwork remains of a prehistoric hut circle settlement and field system lie on the western edge of Burntshieldhaugh Fell together with a Roman period native settlement. There are three hut circles on the open moorland with remains of irregular field walls, made up of boulders, dividing the landscape into fields or enclosures. Built over some of these remains is the Roman period settlement, which survives as a roughly square enclosure with walls made of boulders. Both the prehistoric and Roman period settlements and field systems probably originally extended much further, but medieval and post-medieval fields now overlie them. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8394
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Lord Crewe Estate Archaeological Survey 1993; NORTHERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES
FIELDWALKING SURVEY, Burntshieldhaugh Fell, Lord Crewe Estate Survey 1993; Northern Archaeological Associates
FIELD SURVEY, Lord Crewe Estate archaeological survey 1993; Northern Archaeological Associates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Blanchland

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