Keys to the Past

Hollow ways (Kirkwhelpington)

These hollow ways lie north of Kirkwhelpington and appear to lead towards the village. They were probably part of a droving route between England and Scotland. They have steep sides and thought to have been created by the movement of packhorses and livestock rather than carts and were probably part of a droving route between England and Scotland. There are more than five hollow ways in the group which were probably necessary to make sure there was a clear way across the marshy ground on the hillside.

Reference number:N12749
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Heeston Bank, Kirkwhelpington A696 road improvement 2001; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
MEASURED SURVEY, Heeston Bank, Kirkwhelpington 2002; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE LTD

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington


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