Keys to the Past

Roman period native farmstead near Wolf Crag, Kirkwhelpington (Kirkwhelpington)

Approximately 2000 years ago, during what archaeologists call the Roman period, people lived and farmed in a roughly square-shaped enclosure here, surrounded by a ditch with a bank on either side. There are no signs of any round houses inside the enclosure today, because the ground has been ploughed, which has destroyed any earthworks which might have existed. The farmstead is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9409
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
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
FIELD SURVEY, Archaeological survey of Hartington Moor 1996; P J Fowler and K D Strutt

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington

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