Whittondean Farm

Line of close set stones is described in the Historic England scheduling documentation as a stone alignment. View from above and south.

Location

England Northumberland Rest of England NU 0625 0011
Lat 55.29521183   Long -1.90320735

 

Characteristics

Type: Field boundary Length: 23m
No. of stones: At least 20 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 135° Altitude: 166m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Rock art, standing stone and cairn
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Permitted access to the southern part of the feature, but the northern part of the site can be seen.
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Interpretation

Category: Not. This feature includes a number of closely set stones leading to a rubble bank on the same alignment. It is clearly not a stone alignment, but does predate the field boundary. It is probably the remains of a prehistoric field wall.  There are many similar field walls in the vicinity and therefore it should be considered as forming part of a field system.

Photographs

Edge set stones forming part of a field wall. View from west.

Edge set stones forming the upper part of a field wall which leads south east from this point. View from south.

The eastern end of the field wall. The position of the edge set stones at the upper end of the feature is highlighted. 

The “stone alignment” scheduled by Historic England forms part of a field boundary or wall. View from west.

Access Information

Car parking is available at NZ 05267 98785. From here head north.  There is plenty of rock art and some interesting prehistoric field boundaries to see.

Online Resources 

PastScape

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