Tyne and Wear HER(1323): Brenkley, Seven Mile House Farm, ditched enclosure - Details
Brenkley, Seven Mile House Farm, ditched enclosure
First reported by Tim Gates on 20th January 1983, and later in more detail on 26th October 1984. An enclosure defined by a trapezoidal ditch - certainly the remains of a settlement of R/B type. The surrounding area is covered by later agricultural earthworks and the interior has similarly been ploughed. The ditch is quite pronounced though, being up to a metre deep at the rear (west) of the enclosure, but shallower on the east side where the entrance may have been. Possible moated site.
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