About Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group

Community Achaeology in Northumberland

Survey in progres
Survey in progress

We are a community archaeology group focussing on exploring the history of the people who have, since prehistoric times, lived in the area of Tynedale now north of Hadrian’s Wall.

Because the area has for centuries been characterised by low intensity pastoral farming there are remains from earlier settlements, working environments and burial places still visible in the landscape.

We are in the fortunate position of having a very rich archaeological environment that has as yet been little explored. In late June 2013 some 40 volunteers carried out a detailed survey near Ravensheugh Crags as part of a joint project between Northumberland National Park and the Altogether Archaeology Project.

With the continued support of both organisations we are now setting up a group of local people interested in participating in the on-going exploration of the history of the area. Events in the near future will include an illustrated talk reporting on the results of the Ravensheugh Crags survey plus a talk on Northumbrian Rock Art by our Hon.President Stan Beckensall, a guided walk viewing some of the ancient remains visible in the landscape, and further surveys of local features (including training in the use of survey equipment).

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