Keys to the Past

Colour Cleugh deserted medieval village (Kielder)

Colour Cleugh lies above the White Kielder Burn. Earthworks seen on aerial photographs mark the foundations of houses surrounded by steadings, garths and folds. Archaeologists think the settlement may be the same as one called `Kielderheys' in a document written in 1326. Alternatively, the settlement may have been occupied on a regular temporary basis, by Scottish herders pasturing their stock in England in the 16th century.

Reference number:N6243
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder

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