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Medieval shieling and enclosure south-west of Langlee (Cheviotside)

A medieval shieling, surrounded by an enclosure, lies between two streams on a ridge called The Shank. The oval-shaped enclosure measures 30m long by 27m wide and is marked by a bank of earth and stone up to 0.7m high. The interior of the enclosure is divided by a bank and in the south-east corner is the shieling. It measures 11m long by 6m wide and was subdivided inside to form two rooms, with a third room added to the north-east end. It is possible that the remains may lie on the site of an earlier, Roman period enclosure because there are slight traces of scooping into the ground. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1744
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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