Keys to the Past

Possible shieling at Upper Stoney Holes (Kielder)

The remains of a stone building can be seen just south of a stell and the junction of Scaup Burn and Kielder Stone Burn. At some time in the post-medieval period, farmers built this shieling, which they lived in during the warmer summer months, when animals were brought to the uplands to graze.

Reference number:N2
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder

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