Keys to the Past

Camp Hill defended settlement (Otterburn)

The earthwork remains of an Iron Age settlement stand on the summit of Camp Hill. The settlement is roughly circular in shape and is protected by three large ramparts and three ditches. There are two entrances into the settlement, on the north-east and south-west sides. The south-west entrance is staggered and has extra defences to protect it. Inside the enclosure are at least four circular depressions that are probably where prehistoric timber round houses once stood. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9740
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1957; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Otterburn

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