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Sheet 71 Plan 11 Parish of Whalton

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Remains of Remains of Thomas Rochester Esq North of & adjoining An ancient Fortification, occupying the
Camp Camp to Camp House summit of a lofty Hill, & commanding an
Camp Revd John E Elliot extensive view all round the adjacent Country
Camp Mr Gibson more especially to the North, it is of a circular
Camp Mackenzie’s History of Northumberland form and the part facing the North, is in good
preservation, the Ramparts & Fosse being
sharply defined, to the south it is still pretty
distinct but those portions facing the east
& west are nearly effaced. The interior ramparts
being traceable, but the Fosse & Counters Camp
are entirely destroyed, (Mackenzie & Whellans
Supposed to be Saxon mentions this as "an old Camp", White as "a
(reply to remark No 1) remarkable entrenchment" while Hodgson
o.m.o. surmises it to be the remains of the old Manorial
residence of the Barons of Whaltons but he
tells his readers that there are no existing
documents to shew that any such residence
ever existed. An intelligent person the
Librarian of this Village tells me that in
Hutchinson History of the Co it is mentioned
who were the originators of this Camp, but
whether Saxon or Danish he cannot
recollect. Be good enough to procure
that History as it may give some
further information respecting this Matter)
"Whalton – There is a remarkable camp to the east of the Village."
Mackenzie’s History
John Stewart
Sapper RE

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