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Mote Hills, Northumberland

Historical Description

Mote Hills, two remarkable mounds on the east side of Elsdon Burn. in Elsdon parish, Northumberland, on Watling Street, near Elsdon church. They are supposed to have been large accumulations of drift due to diluvial action, and shaped into their present form by the old Celtic inhabitants. The Romans are believed to have made use of them as a post of observation and a place of sepulture, for many Roman remains have been found in them.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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