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Middle Gunnar Peak Roman settlement (Chollerton)

Two Roman settlements stand at Gunnar Peak. One contains six round houses and one contains three. Excavations on these sites have found a range of Roman artefacts, including pottery, iron objects, glass bracelets and a brooch. A small cairn on the site was used a burial mound in the Bronze Age and contained two cremations. Later in the medieval period a rectangular building was erected. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9284
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
UNCERTAIN
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):EXCAVATION, The Native Settlement at Gunnar Peak 1941
FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton


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