Keys to the Past

Post-medieval enclosure and field system near Saughy Rigg (Melkridge)

Farmers built this roughly rectangular enclosure surrounded by a sod cast bank, north-west of Saughy Rigg, at an unknown date in the post-medieval period. Within and outside the enclosure are the remains of broad ridge and furrow cultivation, visible today as earthworks.

Reference number:N12315
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Melkridge

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