Keys to the Past

Southernknowe Shieling (Kirknewton)

These are the remains of a small medieval shieling. It stands on a small area of raised ground on an old river terrace next to the College Burn. It is rectangular in plan with two rooms. It was built with thick stone rubble walls. It is possible that a mound nearby is its midden. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N644
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, A Survey of College Valley, North Northumberland 1981; P Topping

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton


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