An Iron Age hillfort on Fawcett Shank, Northumberland. Survey Report

Author(s): A Oswald

In July 2000 English Heritage carried out an archaeological survey and investigation of an Iron Age hillfort on Fawcett Shank in Northumberland. The hillfort was first tentatively identified as a prehistoric monument in 1949 and has not previously been subject to any intensive archaeological investigation. The remains of the stone-built rampart are almost entirely masked by a dilapidated sheepfold with associated pens and other structures. This complex is perhaps of medieval origin but was evidently re-used intermittently throughout the post-medieval period, probably until the mid-20th century. (This was report number 13/2000 in a previous series)

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