Keys to the Past

Medieval shieling near the Lewis Burn, Kielder (Kielder)

At some time in the medieval period, farmers built this shieling on the north banks of the Lewis Burn. It was used during the warmer months of the year, when animals were brought to the uplands to graze. Today the shieling is ruined. It is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6187
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Shieling by Lewis Burn, Tynedale, Northumberland 1998; RCHME

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder

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