Keys to the Past

Ramsey Cleugh bell pits (Rochester and Byrness)

Three large bell pits were found on Ramsey Cleugh during fieldwork in the 1970s. They are believed to be the same pits that are mentioned in a geological survey of the Otterburn and Elsdon areas in the 1880s, as 'worked in former times'.

Reference number:N405
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness

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