Blue Crags Hillfort (Chollerton)
This is an Iron Age hillfort. It is surrounded by a large earth and stone rampart. A wall divides the site into two parts. The remains of at least twelve stone round houses can be seen. When archaeologists excavated the site in the 1920s quern stones and medieval pottery was found. A small cup marked stone was also found. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960|
Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton
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