Keys to the Past

Shielings (Kilham)

This is a group of five medieval shielings standing on the lower slopes of Elsdonburn Shank. The steep sided valley of a small stream lies to the east. The building foundations all have an entrance in the short north wall. These are Scheduled Monuments protected by law.

Reference number:N604
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kilham


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