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Swarland Camp


Nearest Town:Alnwick (9km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NU1601604405 / Sheet: 81
Latitude:55° 19' 59.79" N
Longitude:   1° 44' 51.05" W

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A round enclosure, probably Iron Age (according to Keys to the Past) approximately 70m across.

On the ground the some of the inner rampart and parts of the ditch can be seen. On Google earth the camp shows up well in the surrounding farmland.

Easy to reach, about 2 mins drive from the A1 the best access is from the road to the south. This enclosure sits at the highest point on a finger of high ground pointing towards the NE.

Bronze age axes have been found nearby (exact location not clear) and two Bronze age cists were found near Swarland old town hall (Keys to the Past) so the area was obviously in use for some time.
mascot Posted by mascot
2nd September 2009ce
Edited 2nd September 2009ce


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Keys To The Past Entry

Entry for the site on Keys to the Past
mascot Posted by mascot
2nd September 2009ce