Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group Reports


2020


Howden Hill Level 1 Archaeological Landscape Survey

24th to 27th February 2020

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This survey examined an area of rough pasture lying to the south of the Brocolitia to Sewingshields section of Hadrian’s Wall. The aim of the Level 1 survey was to identify significant archaeological features in the area, and to examine on the ground features that had only previously been recorded from aerial photography. Known sites in the area include those of a wide range of eras: Bronze Age, Iron Age/Romano-British, Medieval, Post-Medieval, as well as Industrial Archaeology sites. Location

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Community Archaeology Excavation Report

Greyside Abandoned Farmstead, Newbrough, Northumberland

Excavation 11th – 14th March 2020

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This report describes an archaeological excavation carried out in March 2020 at Greyside abandoned farmstead, Northumberland, by members of the Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group (NOWTAG). This excavation followed on from a Level 1 Survey in 2018 by the Group, covering 1km x 2km of Greyside Farm. The group is a community archaeology organisation, exploring the archaeology of upland Northumberland on the north side of the Tyne valley with a particular interest in non-Roman sites. The survey area is located about 10km north of Hexham and 1.5km south of Hadrian’s Wall.

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2019


Community Archaeology Landscape Survey

Of a Farmstead site at Rattenraw Farm Redesdale

May 26th-28th 2019

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The level 3 survey followed an earlier Level 1 survey of this site, which was carried out by members of NOWTAG in February 2018, and a Level 3 survey at the nearby enclosed settlement R00 carried out by volunteers in October 2018. The principal aim of this Level 3 survey was to more precisely measure and record the extent and dimensions of the structures that comprise R35-38. In addition, a further structure, R09, which bore similarities to structure R35, was also surveyed. The results of the survey are discussed in this report.

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Community Archaeology Landscape Survey

Chattlehope Farm,Redesdale 21st September 2019

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A Level 1 Survey of approximately 43 hectares of land at Chattlehope Farm, Catcleugh, Northumberland was carried out in September 2019 by volunteers from North of the Wall Tynedale Archaeology Group (NOWTAG) and Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership as part of the Lost Redesdale community archaeology project. The results of the survey are discussed in this report.

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Greyside Farmstead Molehill and Test Pit Survey

March 9th – 11th 2019

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During February 2018 our community archaeology group undertook a Level 1 ('walkover') landscape survey of a large field on Greyside Farm, north of Newbrough. In the course of this, we surveyed a site towards the north-east of the field that had previously been recorded on the Historic Environment Record, No. 1445647, as an enclosure with animal pens. In our 2018 survey report, (available to download from our website http://www.tynedalearchaeology.org.uk) we found evidence which supports this site being re-interpreted as a settlement.

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2018


Community Archaeology Survey of an Enclosed Settlement

At Rattenraw Farm, Redesdale October 6th –8th 2018

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A level 3 Survey of the Iron Age/Romano-British enclosed settlement at Rattenraw Farm (site R00) was carried out from 6th-10th October 2018, by volunteers from Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group (NOWTAG) and Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership. The level 3 survey follows an earlier level 1 survey of this site, which was carried out by members of NOWTAG in February 2018.

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Greyside Farm

Level 1 Landscape Survey Report

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Between February 11th and February 16th 2018, 14 members of our communuity archaeology group Undertook a Level 1 'walkover' landscape survey of a large field on Greyside Farm north of Newbrough. The field surveyed is adjacent to parts of Carr Edge Farm on which we had conducted a similar Level 1 survey in February 2017.

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Rattenraw

Level 1 Landscape Survey Report

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Between February 24th and February 26th 2018, nine members of our community archaeology group undertook a Level 1, 'walkover', landscape survey of parts of Rattenraw Farm. The survey was scheduled to run for a week with 16 volunteers due to participate, but the arrival of heavy snow brought by ‘the Beast from the East’ curtailed our original plans.

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2017


Beyond The Wall: Edges Green

Community Archaeology Survey Report

Final Report on surveys conducted on Edges Green and Cleughfoot Farms April-October 2016.

Published May 2017.

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Between April and October 2016 members of Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group carried out a series of landscape surveys on Edges Green and Cleughfoot farms, north of Cawfields Gap, Northumberland, as part of their ‘Beyond the Wall: Edges Green’ Project. This was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumberland National Park.

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Tynedale Rock Art Project

Part of the Beyond The Wall: Edges Green Project

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As part of our 2016-2017 Beyond the Wall : Edges Green Project, supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumberland National Park Authority, Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group organised a programme of volunteer visits to selected rock art sites in Tynedale to record various aspects of the decorated stones and their contexts.

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Beyond The Wall: Edges Green

Archive Research Group Report

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The Tynedale Archaeology Group has been conducting a long-term study of the archaeology immediatley north of Hadrian's Wall. This desk based study forms part of the final outputs of the Edges Green study as a stand alone element and seeks to provide a broad historical and archaeological background that helped shape the Edges Green Environment over the last 10,000 years

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2016


Beyond The Wall: Edges Green

Level 1 Walkover Survey July 2016

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This year, Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group (NOWTAG) is undertaking the first in what we hope will be an exciting an innovative series of projects, entitled “Beyond The Wall”. This year the focus is on the Edges Green area near Cawfields, hence our project name: “Beyond The Wall: Edges Green”.

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Beyond The Wall: Edges Green

Initial Feedback on Cleughfoot Level 3 Survey Oct 2016

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24 hardy volunteers braved some challenging weather conditions to take part in the Level 3 detailed measurement survey on Cleughfoot Farm. Despite some difficult conditions, together we managed to complete all of the objectives that we had set for the survey.

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2015


Davy's Lee Enclosure Summary Report

Level 1 Survey March 2015


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Over the course of 4 days 12 members conducted a Level 1 walkover landscape survey in the vicinity of Davy’s Lee Enclosure on Sewingshields Farm. This report summarises what we consider to be the more significant findings.

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2014



Landscape Survey North of Sewingshields Craggs

Initial Summary 18th– 22nd March 2014


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The Level 3 survey was carried out by volunteers from the Tynedale Archaeology Group led by Peter Schofield of Oxford Archaeology North, and Krissy Moore, the NNPA Community Archaeologist, as part of the Altogether Archaeology “North of the Wall” survey module.

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2013


Standingstone Rigg Stone Row

Volunteers Survey 2013


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Standingstone Rigg Stone Row

Volunteers Survey 2013

On the weekend of August 31st – September1st 2013 Northumberland National Park and the Altogether Archaeology Project organised a professionally led volunteer survey at the site of a stone row alignment, a type of feature usually regarded as Neolithic.

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Prehistoric Landscape of Tynedale

North of the Wall


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For many people local archaeology and history is focused around Hadrian’s Wall, understandably a magnet for visitors from all over the world. The old version of history depicting the Romans bringing civilisation to northern British savages has not entirely disappeared from the popular view.

The Wall is often still regarded as having been the dividing line protecting civilisation from the untameable barbarians to the north.

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