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Warden Hill (Warden)

Warden Hill hillfort.
Copyright Reserved: Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Warden Hill hillfort. Copyright Reserved: Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.

This is an Iron Age hillfort which stands on the summit of Warden Hill. It has wide views in all directions and stands near the junction of the North and South Tyne. The enclosure is roughly circular and in places there are three ramparts and a ditch. A small Roman period settlement overlies the north-western corner of the hillfort. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8558
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
UNCERTAIN
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Warden Hillfort 1994; P Swaddle, Durham University
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warden


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