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Manside defended settlement (Rothley with Hollinghill; Elsdon)

An Iron Age defended settlement, together with a medieval cross, stand at the east end of an elevated ridge. The settlement is rectangular and has three well preserved ramparts and two ditches protecting it. Excavations in 1959 and 1960 showed that the settlement probably had two phases of use, in Iron Age and Roman times. The fact that it had more than one rampart in Roman times makes this an unusual settlement. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9782
Historical period: Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
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
WATCHING BRIEF, Erection of Wind Monitoring Masts for the Proposed Ray Wind Farm Development, Northumberland. Archaeological watching brief 2007; CFA Archaeology Ltd
FIELD SURVEY, Hill forts and settlements in Northumberland ; G Jobey

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Rothley with Hollinghill
Local History of Rothley with Hollinghill
Local History of Elsdon


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