Keys to the Past

Remains of a shieling near Mardy's Cleugh (Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)

Farmers in the medieval period built a stone shieling here, on a terraced platform above Mardy's Cleugh. The shieling is now ruined, but the north and west walls are still approximately 1.5m high.

Reference number:N5980
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh

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