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Shieling near Great Chesters Roman fort (Greenhead)

This is one of three shielings that lie just south of Hadrian's Wall near Great Chesters Roman fort. The foundations of the small rectangular building are covered in turf and probably date to medieval times. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6530
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead

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