Keys to the Past

Downham Camp (Carham)

Downham Camp. Photo © Tim Gates.
Downham Camp. Photo © Tim Gates.

This camp, or hillfort was built in the Iron Age and lies on a sloping ridge. The manmade defences are given additional strength by the steep natural slopes, especially on the north side. The camp seems to have been cultivated in medieval times as there are traces of ridge and furrow across it. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N847
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 Carham

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