Prehistoric Landscape of Tynedale
North of the Wall
The area around Ravensheugh Crags has a number of known prehistoric features that include:
- Goatstones ‘Four Poster’ type stone circle, thought to be of Bronze Age date, each stone being decorated with cup-marks.
- A further 16 cup-marked stones have been discovered within a few hundred yards. These are recorded in the Stan Beckensall Archives, online at rockart.ncl.ac.uk
- Hut circles of probable Bronze Age date.
Our survey focussed on features of a potentially prehistoric date. Conventionally British prehistory terminates with the arrival of the Romans in 43 AD.