Tyne and Wear HER(11284): Ravensworth, Hill Head Farm, cropmark - Details
Ravensworth, Hill Head Farm, cropmark
What appears to be a square cropmark with three ditches around it. Selkirk suggests that it could be a Roman fort or signal station. He further suggests that the path which runs from the cropmark to Hillcrest stables (NZ 2161 5801 to NZ 2209 5836) could be the course of a Roman road, presumably on the basis that it is straight. The site lies 1km south of Washingwells Fort. The cropmark could equally be a late prehistoric or Romano-British enclosure. There was a cairn in this vicinity (HER 11237). There was also mining activity (HER 3753).
Pers comm, Ray Selkirk