Keys to the Past

Yett Burn shieling, Falstone Forest (Falstone)

The remains of a small post-medieval building, known as a shieling, lie on the valley floor of the Yett Burn. The building measures about 5.5m long and is roughly oval in plan. It only had one room and is built from dry stone walling. The building was recorded in the 1970s when the walls stood about 70cm high.

Reference number:N6222
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Falstone


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