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Broomwood Camp (Enclosure)

Clearly visible on Google Earth, this looks like a defended enclosure.

Listed as Iron Age but bronze axe was found here.

Looks worth a visit.

Wolfershiel (Hillfort)

More of a cropmark than a clear hillfort but site and shape are clear to see on Google Earth.

Tosson Burgh (Hillfort)

One I've yet to visit - researched off the web but a quick look at google earth shows this is clearly a large feature and well worth a visit given it's location (views should be great).

Warkshaugh Farm (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Not a site I've visited but one I've added from research on the web.

Looks like most if not all of the original barrow has been ploughed away but it was found in 1864 excavated in 1864-5 and this was written up at the time.

I've attached a couple of plates from the original dig and links to the write up of this in "Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland - vol 1, p157"

Original dig was by Rev. Geo. Rome Hall.

He notes even then,

"The outline of the barrow has long been rendered indistinct by yearly tillage; but it can be remembered since it stood at least two feet higher than it does now. The ring of larger stones which usually encircles the base of such tumuli could be easily seen at the east and north, within which the level surface appears to have had a rough kind of pavement. Here, where many of the stones were reddened throughout by fire...."

and,

"The whole barrow must have been not less than sixty feet in diameter. Its internal arrangements are of peculiar interest. The southern cist, as we have seen, was connected with the largest urn by a rude kind of flagged path..."

See links for more details

Cawledge Bridge (Enclosure)

Large iron age circular enclosure, clearly visible on Google Earth. Around 60 in diameter the site lies in the corner of a field 300m west of the A1, south of Alnwick.

The site is not located on high ground, but like a number lowland enclosure sites in Northumberland the lies on a finger of land near the meeting of two streams.
Based in Cheshire but spend a lot of time in Northumberland I've always been interested in things Iron Age and earlier.

I now have the time to combine this interest with walking and taking photos so I hope to add content where I can.

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