Bells Chapel deserted medieval village (Kielder)
Bell's Chapel, also known as Bell's Kirk, was near Bells Burn, on the border between Scotland and England. It is mentioned in a document written in 1590, and was part of the rectory of Cassilton. The chapel itself no longer exists, but a hollowed out natural boulder, probably used as a font, marks a possible former location. Earthworks at the same location are probably the remains of a cottage called `Bell's House'. Other earthworks mark the positions of field boundaries, stack stands and lazy beds. Archaeologists call this type of abandoned settlement a deserted medieval village.
|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
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder
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