Keys to the Past

Shieling west of Paddaburn Crags (Tarset with Greystead)

A medieval shieling lies on a narrow terrace above a small stream. It was a rectangular building built of dry stone walls that still stand nearly 1m high. The stones for the walls were quarried from the nearby Paddaburn Crags. One end of the shieling is quite unusual as it is rounded, possibly built this way to fit on this narrow piece of land. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6146
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tarset with Greystead
Local History of Tarset with Greystead

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