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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 718999

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT60NW 2 6350 0938.

(NT 6350 0938) Fort (NR)

OS 6" map, (1964).

On the western summit ridge of Southdean Law is a complex group of remains comprising:

(i) a pear-shaped, bivallate, Early Iron Age fort, settlement (R W Feachem 1965) with double ramparts (IA, IB on RCAHMS plan, fig.564).

It is pear-shaped, and measures internally by to 290' NE-SW by 150'. The NE half of the interior of the fort and the same sector of the ramparts have been overlain by;

(ii) an open settlement of stone-walled houses which can presumably be dated to the second, third, or fourth centuries AD (R W Feachem 1965). (iii) A field boundary (III on plan) is probably contemporary with the recent rig cultivation which covers the remainder of the hill.

RCAHMS 1956, visited 1947; R W Feachem 1963.

This fort and later settlement is as described above.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 14 February 1967.

A fort and settlement as described by RCAHM.

Visited by OS (BS) 21 September 1976.

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