Keys to the Past

Shank Burn Medieval Settlement (Alnham)

A number of earthworks belonging to a medieval settlement are found at this site. The rectangular footings of a building can be seen. There are also traces of lazy beds, a form of field system. It is difficult to date simple settlements like this, but similar sites elsewhere in the area date to the medieval period.

Reference number:N1372
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Alnham


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