Keys to the Past

Medieval shielings at Bogle Hole, Melkridge (Melkridge)

Medieval farmers used these shielings during the summer months, when their animals grazed nearby. Earthworks are all that remain of 12 rectangular buildings and an animal enclosure. The shielings are a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6534
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 Melkridge

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