Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group

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Prehistoric Landscape of Tynedale

North of the Wall

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The area around Ravensheugh Crags has a number of known prehistoric features that include:

  1. Goatstones ‘Four Poster’ type stone circle, thought to be of Bronze Age date, each stone being decorated with cup-marks.
  2. 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
  3. 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.