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Witchy Neuk (Hepple)

This is the site of an Iron Age hillfort and an earthwork standing on a rocky hill above Hepple. The fort is surrounded by a rampart and a ditch. The rampart is varies in height, and in places is over 2m high. In some places the remains of a supporting stone wall can also be seen. The two entrances to the fort have outward-turning earth banks on either side. The remains of at least two hut circles can be seen

Reference number:N9692
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):EXCAVATION, Excavations at Witchy Neuk, Hepple 1936
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hepple


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