Keys to the Past

Fenham monastic grange (Kyloe)

Fenham monastic grange survives as an earthwork. It was owned by Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island. The site lies on sloping ground leading down to the coast and has clear views across the sea to Holy Island. The monument includes the remains of a manor house surrounded by a moat and a surrounding wall and a series of enclosures where service and agricultural buildings once stood, as well as crofts and tofts, fields and part of the mill race of Fenham Mill. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N4100
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1964; R D Loader
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Deserted Medieval Villages of North Northumberland 1978; P J Dixon
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Monastic grange at Fenham Farm 2004; Richard Sims, Durham University MA
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Monastic grange at Fenham Farm 2004; Richard Sims, Durham University MA



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Kyloe


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