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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 724137

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT86NE 9 8913 6866.

(NT 8913 6866) Settlement (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976).

A small oblong enclosure surrounded by a single low mound. The W half of the enclosure contains a number of irregular depressions, defined by low banks, into one of which the entrance (6ft wide, in the middle of the W side) opens.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 1908.

There seem to be three separate enclosures on top of the elongated bluff, the middle one of which contains hut circles. There is faint evidence that the whole bluff may have been enclosed by a wall.

Information from Sir W de L Aitchison, 1951.

This earthwork comprises a low, spread bank, the E part of which is almost obliterated. Elsewhere it reaches a height of only 0.3m. The interior is considerably broken, but faint traces of three large depressed areas can be seen. The enclosure is situated on a low, elevated portion of ground and is of a non-defensive character.

Visited by OS (JLD) 4 November 1954.

This settlement is generally as described in the previous field report. Its E and S sides have been almost obliterated by cultivation and the W side exists as a scarp only, some 1.5m high.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 1 March 1966.

This settlement occupies a low knoll about 420m ESE of Waterside farmhouse. Subrectangular on plan, it measures 36m by 22m within a bank up to 3.6m thick and 0.4m high. In the centre of the interior there is a possible house site; other depressions may be either natural features or the result of quarrying.

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1979.

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