Keys to the Past

Post-medieval shieling at Archer Cleugh (Kielder)

At some time in the post-medieval period, farmers built this shieling, which they lived in during the warmer summer months, when animals were brought to the uplands to graze. Today, all that remains of the shieling are earthworks in the form of a rectangle.

Reference number:N6241
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder

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