NZ0581 : Iron Age Defended Settlement, Shaftoe Crags

taken 9 years ago, near to Barnhill, Northumberland, England

Iron Age Defended Settlement, Shaftoe Crags
Iron Age Defended Settlement, Shaftoe Crags
Listed as pre-Roman Iron Age multivallate hillfort. Within the settlement a wall of large upright slabs divides the enclosure into a small west end and a larger eastern end. This is shown as a 'tunnel' on the modern OS map. The large rocks known as Piper's Chair and Punch Bowl are on the cliff edge in the centre of the photo NZ0581 : Piper's Chair above Shaftoe Crags. The steep side of the Shaftoe Crags' escarpment makes defences unnecessary on the south and west sides. On the north there are three ramparts ranging from 3 ft 6 ins to 8 ft 6 ins in height; those on the east side have been worn down. There are two entrances, one on the east side, and one on the north-west, visible in this photo.
Shaftoe Crags

Link to 6" Ornance Survey Map Northumberland Sheet LXX (1866) at National Library of Scotland LinkExternal link

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Uplands Moorland Primary Subject: Fort
This photo is linked from: Galleries: · Tweeted from @geograph_bi in November 2014 Automatic Clusters: · Rocks at Shaftoe Crags [9] · West [8] · Punch Bowl [4] · North [2] ·
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 31 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 November, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0512 8171 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:7.7842N 1:55.2745W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 05067 81786
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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