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2020
Howden Hill Level 1 Archaeological Survey February 2020
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This survey examined an area of rough pasture lying to the south of the Brocolitia to Sewingshields section of Hadrian’s Wall. The aim of the Level 1 survey was to identify significant archaeological features in the area, and to examine on the ground features that had only previously been recorded from aerial photography. Known sites in the area include those of a wide range of eras: From the Bronze Age through Post-Medieval and Industrial Archaeology sites.

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2020
Greyside Abandoned Farmstead Excavation March 2020
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This report describes an archaeological excavation carried out in March 2020 at Greyside abandoned farmstead, Northumberland, by members of NOWTAG. This excavation followed on from a Level 1 Survey in 2018. The group is a community archaeology organisation, exploring the archaeology of upland Northumberland on the north side of the Tyne valley with a particular interest in non-Roman sites.


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2019
Rattenraw Farm Landscape Survey May 2019
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The level 3 survey followed an earlier Level 1 survey of this site, which was carried out by members of NOWTAG in February 2018, and a Level 3 survey at the nearby enclosed settlement R00 carried out by volunteers in October 2018. The principal aim of this Level 3 survey was to more precisely measure and record the extent and dimensions of the structures that comprise R35-38.

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2019
Chattlehope Farm Landscape Survey September 2019
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A Level 1 Survey of approximately 43 hectares of land at Chattlehope Farm, Catcleugh, Northumberland was carried out in September 2019 by volunteers from North of the Wall Tynedale Archaeology Group (NOWTAG) and Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership as part of the Lost Redesdale community archaeology project. The results of the survey are discussed in this report.

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2019
Greyside Farmstead Molehill and Test Pit Survey March 2019
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A Level 1 ('walkover') landscape survey of a large field on Greyside Farm, north of Newbrough. In the course of this, we surveyed a site towards the north-east of the field that had previously been recorded on the Historic Environment Record, No. 1445647, as an enclosure with animal pens. In our 2018 survey report, we found evidence which supports this site being re-interpreted as a settlement.

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2018
Survey of an Enclosed Settlement At Rattenraw Farm, October 2018
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A level 3 Survey of the Iron Age/Romano-British enclosed settlement at Rattenraw Farm was carried out from 6th-10th October 2018, by volunteers NOWTAG and Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership. The level 3 survey follows an earlier level 1 survey of this site, which was carried out by members of NOWTAG in February 2018.

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2018
Greyside Farm Level 1 Landscape Survey February 11th-16th 2018
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Between February 11th and February 16th 2018, 14 members of our communuity archaeology group Undertook a Level 1 'walkover' landscape survey of a large field on Greyside Farm north of Newbrough. The field surveyed is adjacent to parts of Carr Edge Farm on which we had conducted a similar Level 1 survey in February 2017.

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2018
Rattenraw Farm Level 1 Landscape Survey Report February 2018
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Between February 24th-26th 2018, nine members of our community archaeology group undertook a Level 1, 'walkover', landscape survey of parts of Rattenraw Farm. The survey was scheduled to run for a week with 16 volunteers due to participate, but the arrival of heavy snow brought by ‘the Beast from the East’ curtailed our original plans.

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2017
Final Report Edges Green and Cleughfoot Farms April 2016
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Between April and October 2016 members of NOWTAG carried out a series of landscape surveys on Edges Green and Cleughfoot farms, north of Cawfields Gap, Northumberland, as part of their ‘Beyond the Wall: Edges Green’ Project. This was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumberland National Park.
This report published in 2017.

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2017
Tynedale Rock Art Project Part of the Edges Green Project
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As part of our 2016-2017 Beyond the Wall : Edges Green Project, supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumberland National Park Authority, Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group organised a programme of volunteer visits to selected rock art sites in Tynedale to record various aspects of the decorated stones and their contexts.

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2017
Beyond The Wall: Edges Green Archive Research Group Report
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Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group has been conducting a long-term study of the archaeology immediatley north of Hadrian's Wall. This desk based study forms part of the final outputs of the Edges Green study and seeks to provide a broad historical and archaeological background that helped shape the Edges Green Environment over th past 10,000 years.

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2016
Beyond The Wall: Edges Green Level 1 Walkover Survey July 2016
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This year, Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group (NOWTAG) is undertaking the first in what we hope will be an exciting an innovative series of projects, entitled “Beyond The Wall”. This year the focus is on the Edges Green area near Cawfields, hence our project name: “Beyond The Wall: Edges Green”.

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2016
Edges Green Initial Feedback on Cleughfoot Level 3 Survey Oct 2016
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24 hardy volunteers braved some challenging weather conditions to take part in the Level 3 detailed measurement survey on Cleughfoot Farm. Despite some difficult conditions, together we managed to complete all of the objectives that we had set for the survey.

  1. Dunsloe’ enclosure/platform
  2. Dunsloe’ sheiling structure
  3. Ventners Hall Northern Ring Ditches

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2015
Davy's Lee Enclosure Summary Report Level 1 Survey March 2015
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Over the course of 4 days, 12 members conducted a Level 1 walkover landscape survey in the vicinity of Davy’s Lee Enclosure on Sewingshields Farm. This report summarises what we consider to be the more significant findings.

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2014
Landscape Survey North of Sewingshields Craggs March 2014
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The Level 3 survey was carried out by volunteers from the Tynedale Archaeology Group as part of the Altogether Archaeology “North of the Wall” survey module.

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2013
Standingstone Rigg Stone Row Volunteers Survey August 2013
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Northumberland National Park and the Altogether Archaeology Project organised a professionally led volunteer survey at the site of a stone row alignment, a type of feature usually regarded as Neolithic.

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