Keys to the Past

Old road on Yard Shank (Rochester and Byrness)

This road was a drove road and was used for moving sheep and cattle between Scotland and England. It probably originates in medieval times, but some such roads date to prehistoric times. This route was probably a branch from a more popular route nearby.

Reference number:N35
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness

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