Kellah Burn shieling (Hartleyburn)
The remains of a medieval or post-medieval shieling lie by the Kellah Burn. They were first discovered in the 1970s by the Ordnance Survey but have since been excavated in the 1990s. Excavation revealed a rectangular stone building 7.5m long by 3.5m wide with an entrance in the south-east wall. There was a large threshold stone at the entrance. The walls were made of roughly worked stones with a rubble core. Underneath the shieling were traces of another, possibly earlier, building. This may have been a timber or turf-built structure.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Event(s):||EXCAVATION, Excavation and Survey at Kellah Burn, Northumberland 1998; UnIiversity of Newcastle|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Hartleyburn
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