Keys to the Past

Bloody Bush (Kielder)

The traditional site of a battle between English raiders returning from Scotland and their Scottish pursuers is marked by a stone pillar, erected at some time in the post-medieval period. The pillar itself is exactly on the England/Scotland border. A 19th century coal road, in use in 1828, runs past the pillar. A tollhouse was set up on the road sometime soon after 1834. The pillar is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5933
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder

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