Keys to the Past

Sweethope Crags unenclosed settlement and field system (Bavington)

A series of field systems lies behind Sweethope Crags. Three or four superimposed field systems, dating from the Bronze Age to the medieval period, are evident. These include prehistoric cord rig cultivation, small stony banks and medieval ridge and furrow cultivation. Amongst the field system are the remains of two unenclosed round houses, a probable cairn and an oval enclosure.

Reference number:N9565
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Field Survey in Northumberland 1981

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bavington


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