Keys to the Past

Shieling in Woolfe Kennel Cave (Tarset with Greystead)

A massive slab of rock has fallen from Kennel Crags and lies at an angle at the base of the crags forming a cavity underneath. In this space a medieval shieling has been built. The space under the rock is only 7m by 2.5m and 1.7m high. The floor has been roughly paved and the entrance has a porch and there may have been a fireplace at one end. The southern side was originally open but a dry stone wall has now been built across it. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6145
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Tarset with Greystead
Local History of Tarset with Greystead

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