Keys to the Past

Defended Settlement (Wall)

These are the remains of a defended Iron Age settlement on the edge of Wall Crags. It is a roughly oval enclosure surrounded by two stone ramparts on three sides, but just one rampart to the west, where the natural hillslope is steeper. The traces of at least six round houses can be seen inside the enclosure. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8572
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Wall Crags Defended Settlement, Wall, Northumberland 2005; Tyne and Wear Museums
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Wall


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