Moated medieval farm at The Fawns (Kirkwhelpington)
The Fawns is first mentioned in a document written in 1303. A square enclosure surrounded by a moat and containing at least four rectangular building platforms can still be seen here today. The Fawns medieval moated site is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960|
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; D Smith
Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington
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