Keys to the Past

King Edwin's Palace, Old Yeavering (Kirknewton)

Old Yeavering farmbuildings. Photo by Peter Ryder
Old Yeavering farmbuildings. Photo by Peter Ryder

A map of 1584 showed a tower at Yeavering. It is thought likely that the Old Palace began as a modest domestic structure rather than as a defensible tower. It is a long rectangular building with very thick walls, which is now used as a farm outbuilding.

Reference number:N2014
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, 'King Edwin's Palace' Old Yeavering 1991; P Ryder
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, King Edwin's Palace 2012; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
BUILDING SURVEY, King Edwin's Palace 2012; P Ryder
EVALUATION, King Edwin's Palace, Old Yeavering (second phase) 2013; The Archaeological Practice Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton


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